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Water Treatment

Phone: (518) 843-3009 | Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The City of Amsterdam receives its' water supply from three impounding reservoirs at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Saratoga County. Total capacity is 2.4 billion gallons servicing a community of 21,700 people with a safe yield of 10 million gallons per day. Currently, the system's water demand is 5 million gallons per day. Upon entering a 24" pipe, the water is screened, metered and disinfected with chlorine dioxide. The raw water then travels through 18 miles of pipe to the City of Amsterdam.

The City of Amsterdam Water Filtration Plant operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We are professionally staffed with a Chief Plant Operator, Senior Plant Operator, Lab Technician and, six Operators. All Plant Operators are licensed with the New York State Department of Health. The water quality is monitored every four hours by properly trained personnel as we strive to be, and have been, in compliance with all State and Federal water regulations.

Amsterdam is fortunate to have an abundant water supply, which can be expanded, as the City and development grows. The City also takes pride in its' greatest asset by undergoing water system improvements as needed. Most recently the City of Amsterdam has upgraded its water filtration system to include trident up flow clarification filtration and carbon contactor for improved finished water quality. Randy Gardinier is the Chief Plant Operator for the City of Amsterdam water treatment plant.

Last year the City of Amsterdam analyzed samples which included both physical and bacteriological analysis and had samples sent to private labs for Organic, Inorganic, Lead and Copper. All sampling is mandated by State and Federal regulations. The Amsterdam Water Treatment Plant is proud to not have exceeded the limit the New York State Department of Health allows. This report is a picture of quality of water we provided last year. Included in this report:

  1. Where your water comes from
  2. What it contains
  3. Water system improvements
  4. How your water complies with Environmental Protection Agency and New York Department of Health (NYSDOH) Standards.

We are committed to providing you with information because you are the customer.

For more information about your drinking water, please call (518) 843-3009.

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