Consider how much water can be lost through a pinhole leak over a period of a month. “Unaccounted for” water is a major source of lost revenue for most utilities.
Water loss as a result of a leak .63 cm diameter (1/4”) can mean a loss of 14,952 gallons per day. If undetected for a period of 34 days, over ½ million gallons are lost, plus resultant water damage or underground water undercutting. The following table shows leak sizes and their approximate loss in the gallons from a pressurized 60 psi pipeline. A pinhole leak can mean an average loss of 18,000 gallons of water per quarter, equaling normal demand from the average family home.
The Town of Wilton Water and Sewer Authority (WWSA) was created in 1991by the NYS legislature to produce, develop, distribute and sell domestic water and sanitary sewer services within the Town of Wilton. Our Mission is to provide safe, high quality and reliable water and sewer service to residential, commercial, and industrial customers within the Town of Wilton. Our goal is to provide these services in an efficient and cost effective way to maintain reasonable rates while continually planning, maintaining, and upgrading our facilities to meet current and future needs. The WWSA is also committed to funding capital reserves for new improvements and future replacement of facilities and equipment.
We are committed to fulfilling this mission in an open, courteous, and professional manor and to uphold the confidence of our customers.
What is WWSA?
The Town of Wilton Water & Sewer Authority (WWSA) is a public benefit Corporation established in 1991. The Authority consists of five members, who were originally appointed by the Town Board of Wilton.
The Town of Wilton's accountability for the Authority does not extend beyond making appointments.The WWSA leases office space from the Town of Wilton at 20 Traver Road in the Town Hall Annex but is not a branch of the Town of Wilton's governing body.
The WWSA's rates and charges are independently set by the WWSA and are not subject to review, regulation or approval by any federal, state or local governmental agency or body.
The WWSA currently operates three water supply facilities, the Fairways Water Plant located near McGregor Country Club, the Mulberry Water Plant located in the Mulberry Estates subdivision and the Jones Road Water Plant. All three water supply facilities are supplied from deep groundwater wells. In an effort to supply customers with the safest water possible the WWSA chlorinates the water supplies for disinfections of potential virus and bacteria. WWSA does not fluorinate the water supplies. To ensure the reliability of service the WWSA utilizes natural gas driven power generators at the water plants to allow for uninterrupted service during sustained power outages. The WWSA currently serves approximately 2,336 customers.
The sewer operations of the WWSA consist of the operation and maintenance of a sanitary sewer collection system owned by the WWSA. Sewage from this collection system is discharged into the Saratoga County Sewer District #1 system. The Saratoga County Sewer District #1 accepts this sewage, for treatment and discharge at their sanitary sewer treatment plant in Mechanicville.
WATER & SEWER RATE SCHEDULE and BILLING DATES
Water and sewer bills are sent out quarterly: April, July, October and January
per thousand gallons of water
per quarter minimum usage for 9,000 gallons of water
per thousand gallons of water-Exit 15
per quarter min. usage for 9,000 gallons of water-Exit 15
sewer charge per quarter, system wide
sewer charge per quarter, Kings Mills Estates only
Hours / Contact
Wilton Water and Sewer Authority
20 Traver Road
Gansevoort, NY 12831