Water and Sewer Department

Terry Johnson, Superintendent

1915 Lucas Avenue
Cottekill, NY 12419
Phone: 845-658-8718
Fax: 845-658-9136

rosendalewatersewer@yahoo.com

Water Clerk: Theresa Heinitz – watersewerclerk@yahoo.com

The Town of Rosendale Water District provides potable water to the residents of the Town. It is a financially independent district, all revenues received from water charges and other related activities stay within the District and are the only source of revenue the District has to fund its operation. No revenues are received from Federal, State or local taxes. The District is overseen by a Board of Commissioners whose responsibilities include setting policy and establishing rules and regulations. The daily operations of the Water District is done under the direction of Superintendent Terry Johnson.

The Town of Rosendale Sewer District maintains the sewage collection and treatment facilities. Again, this District is a financially independent district, all revenues received from sewer charges and other related activities stay within the District and are the only source of revenue the District has to fund its operation. No revenues are received from Federal, State or local taxes. The District is overseen by a Board of Commissioners whose responsibilities include setting policy and establishing rules and regulations. The daily operations of the Sewer District is done under the direction of Superintendent Terry Johnson.

The Water and Sewer District clerk, Theresa Heinitz, has an office in Town Hall at 1915 Lucas Avenue Cottekill, NY 12419. She can be reached at 845-658-3159 with any questions or concerns.


Water and Sewer Rates

Water meters are read quarterly and bills are mailed as follows:

1st Quarter on March 30, 2nd Quarter an June 30, 3rd Quarter on September 30, and 4th Quarter on December 31. Bills are due upon receipt and are assessed a late fee after 30 days.

Water Rates per Quarter: 0 to 4,000 gallons – $55.00 , over 4,000 gallons is an additional $4.50 per thousand gallons

Sewer Rates per Quarter: 0 to 4,000 gallons $70.00, over 4,000 gallons is an additional $4.50 per thousand gallons

The following fees go into effect January 1, 2017:

$ 20.00 for ALL shut off / turn on
$ 50.00 for all emergency shut off (any time of the day or night)

Conservation Tips

YOUR WATER METER CAN HELP YOU SAVE WATER

Do you know how much water you use where you live? Your water meter knows. It keeps track of every drop. Day in and day out like an ever faithful servant, it calculates the amount of clean, clear drinking water pouring through your pipes.

Take a morning shower, have a refreshing drink, do the dishes or wash clothes, water the lawn, it’s all recorded on the meter’s dial. Is that useful for you to know? It could be.

Some meters read straight across like the odometer on a car. Others are circular with five or six dials. If a dial pointer isn’t exactly centered on a number or is between two numbers, read the lower number. Start with the dial marked 100,000 and read clockwise around the dials.

Want to check how much water you use to soak the lawn or to take a shower? Turn on the tap and watch the meter dial move for precisely five minutes. Multiply that number of gallons by 12 to find the quantity used per hour. If you’ve never done this before, you may be amazed by how much water you’re using.

Do your part to use water wisely. Your water meter can help.

Sewer District Requirements for Service

PERMITS: Permits must be obtained from the Rosendale Sewer District before any work is started. Permits for road or street openings must be obtained from the Highway Department having jurisdiction in that area. The excavator must contact UFPO at 1-800-962-7962 at least 2 days prior to digging.

TYPE OF PIPE: Medium or standard weight cast iron soil pipe, or ABS or PVC SDR 23.5, or ABS or PVC Drain Vent and Waste pipe Schedule 40 or PVC SDR35*

SIZE OF PIPE: Minimum is 4” (minimum slope of 1/4” per foot), 6” pipe for laterals of 100’ in length (minimum slope of 1/8” per foot.

BEDDING: All pipe is to be bedded in at least 6” of gravel, crushed stone, or sand.

DEPTH: The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost.

HOUSE PLUMBING: All sewer services are to have a clean-out before service enters the building, and will be equipped with a house trap and fresh air vent before any branch or fixture. The only fittings preceding above the trap and fresh air vent will be clean-outs or offsets or adapters. Minimum size of trap and fresh air vent will be 4”. Where horizontal bends of more than 11 1/2 degrees are required, clean-outs will be installed. All installations will be required to have a vent through the roof of the building and in most cases the present vent will be accepted.

SURFACE WATER: Collar drains and sump pumps will not be allowed for the purposes of relieving surface water or infiltration of surface water into the sewers. All surface water and rain leaders are to be omitted from sanitary piping.

INSPECTION: No trench is to be backfilled and no service is to be granted until the line has been inspected and approved by the Sewer District personnel. If a trench is filled before inspection is made, the plumber to whom a permit is issued must re-excavate the trench for inspection.

FEES: No Permit will be issued until all fees have been paid.

Permit Fee: $ 25.00
Tapping Fee: $100.00
Connection Fee Residential: $500.00
Connection Fee Commercial , 4” lateral: $1,000.00 per unit
Connection Fee Commercial, 6” lateral: $1,500.00 per unit

Water District Requirements for Service

PERMITS: Permits must be obtained from the Rosendale Water District before any work is started. Permits for road or street openings must be obtained from the Highway Department having jurisdiction in that area. The excavator must contact UFPO at 1-800-962-7962 at least 2 days prior to digging.

TYPE OF PIPE: Only type K copper or Class 52 ductile iron pipe shall be permitted.

SIZE OF PIPE: No house service shall be smaller than 3/4 inch.

FITTINGS: Only flare fittings shall be allowed between the water main and the water meter.

DEPTH: Recommended depth is five (5) feet. In no case shall it be less than four (4) feet.

STANDARD FOR SERVICE LINE: All service lines shall extend at right angles from the street main to the property line. A curb valve and box is to be installed at the property line. Every connection or service pipe must be laid with not less than six (6) inches slack; such slack shall not be more than two (2) feet from the main.

HOUSE PLUMBING: A stop and waste valve is to be placed on every supply pipe just inside the building. The homeowner is to provide an area for the water meter installation. No connection shall be made prior to the meter. An approved backflow prevention device shall be installed downstream of the water meter. A pressure reducing valve is recommended. INSPECTION: No trench is to be backfilled and no water service is to be granted until the line has been inspected and approved by the Water District.

FEES: No Permit will be issued until all fees have been paid.

Permit Fee: $ 25.00
Tapping Fee: $100.00
Connection Fee Residential: $500.00
Connection Fee Commercial : 4” lateral: $1,000 per unit
Connection Fee Commercial: 6” lateral: $1,500 per unit

*Installation of SDR 35 is at the option of the property owner. The Sewer District assumes no liability for problems associated with improper installation or root intrusion associated with gasket joints.

High Falls Water District

Water Superintendent: Terry Johnson
P.O. Box 406
High Falls, New York 12440
Phone: (845) 687-7956
Fax: (845) 687-7959
Email: Highfallswater@yahoo.com

Water Clerk: Theresa Heinitz

Physical location:
1915 Lucas Avenue
Cottekill, NY 12419
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (845) 658-3159 ext. 8
Fax: (845) 658-8744

The High Falls Water District is made up of approximately 426 properties. These properties lie in both the Towns of Rosendale and Marbletown. The Water District is jointly supervised by the Town Boards of both Towns. It will be managed by the Rosendale Water Department headed by Superintendent Terry Johnson.

There is a Water District Commission that shall serve in an advisory capacity to both Town Boards and be subject to Town Board direction and oversight. The term of the customer Commissioners shall be three years. The Commissioners shall meet regularly and provide recommendations for operations, capital cost and extensions of the High Falls Water District, along with an advisory role in connection with cooperation and contract with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the New York City Water Board.


The Rates for users in the district will be as follows:
Water usage per quarter: 0-5,000 gallons – $ 60.00, any usage over 5,000 gallons is an additional $ 8.00 per thousand gallons.

The Rules and Regulations for the High Falls Water District are available at the Rosendale Town Hall, 1915 Lucas Avenue Cottekill, NY 12419 or at the Marbletown Town Hall, 3775 Main Street, Stone Ridge. They can also be viewed by clicking here (Please note that this will bring up the entire Chapter 73 of the Code Of The Town Of Rosendale, the specific article dealing with the High Falls Water District begins on page 17)