Water Board

Department of Water and Water Supply

The Albany Water Board ascertains what sources are most available, desirable and best for the supply of pure and wholesome water for the City of Albany. The Board manages public lands, reservoirs, filter plants, aqueducts, rights-of-way, watercourses and drainage areas. The Board also operates the City's sewer collection system and transmits sewerage to the county for processing, in accordance with the requirements of regulatory agencies. 


The Department of Water and Water Supply will deliver a reliable and high quality supply of water to our customers, including fire protection; we will collect and safely convey wastewater to treatment facilities and comply with all of our regulatory permit requirements and conditions; we will provide a safe work environment for our employees; we will provide courteous, responsive and professional service to our customers and a work environment that is supportive and respectful of each other.

Adopted by AWB: September 25, 2015
Resolution: 15-33

Members and Dates of Expiration

  • William M. Clay, Chairman (12/31/17)
  • Charles G. Houghton, III , Vice Chairman (12/31/18)
  • Daniel R. Ranellone, Treasurer (12/31/18)
  • Rachel M. Johnson, Secretary  (12/31/19) 
  • C. Anthony Owens, Member (12/31/19)

Governance Committee

  • Charles G. Houghton, III, Chairman
  • Rachel M. Johnson
  • Daniel Ranellone
Finance Committee
  • Daniel R. Ranellone, Chairman
  • C. Anthony Owens
  • Charles G. Houghton, III
Audit Committee
  • C. Anthony Owens, Chairperson
  • Rachel M. Johnson
  • Charles G. Houghton

Contact Information

Department of Water Department and Water Supply
City of Albany
10 N. Enterprise Drive
Albany, NY 12204
Phone: (518) 434-5300

Unless otherwise noted, regularly scheduled meetings of the Albany Water Board will be conducted on the fourth Friday of the month in the Albany Water Department Conference Room located at 10 North Enterprise Drive, Albany, NY 12204. Each meeting is scheduled to start at 9:30 am. 

The 2017 meeting schedule for the Albany Water Board follows:

January 27  April 28  July 28  October 27 
February 17  May 25  August 25  November 17 
March 24  June 23  September 29  December 15 
Click here the following links to view Part 1 and Part 2 of the agenda for the November 17, 2017 meeting. 

The 2018 meeting schedule for the Albany Water Board follows:

January 26  April 27  August 24  November 16 
February 16  May 24  September 28  December 21 
March 23  June 22  October 26   

To view the complete 2018 Board and Committee Meeting dates click here.

City of Albany General Code Chapter 371 Article II Sections 371-14 to 371-53. Click on the following link to view a copy of the Albany Water Board By-Laws

Click here to view the Albany Water Board policies.

To download a copy of the Albany Water Board and the Municipal Water Finance Authority Combined Financial Statements, click here

For more information, please visit the Department of Water and Water Supply.