The Village of Waterloo Water Supply Plant

Department Manager:
Jim Bromka
(315) 585-9811
Constructed and Placed on line
in 1972, expanded 2001 -
Water Source - Seneca Lake
Real time computerized monitoring of all tower water levels is in place.
A backup generator is on site,
in case of a power failure.
 

General information:

  • We pump an average of 1.0 MGD (million gallons / day)
  • We have 2 full time and 2 part time employees
  • We service the entire Village of Waterloo
  • We also service Border City, the Town of Waterloo (Burgess Rd.), the Town of Junius which includes the Finger Lakes Outlet Center and NYS Thruway Rest Area (Junius Ponds), the Fayette Water District #1 near the Water Plant on Seneca Lake, Varick on Seneca Lake, Romulus Hamlet, Sampson State Park, and the Seneca Army Depot Activity.

Treating the water properly has become more of a challenge over the years, primarily as a result of Zebra Mussels and their by- products, as well as more stringent EPA requirements.

We filter our water, treat it with potassium permanganate to help oxidize organics & deter Zebra Mussels. We then add activated carbon to obsorb organics in the raw water as well as help make the water taste better. The finished product is then disinfected with chlorine before it leaves the Water Plant.

We perform in- house bacteriological testing in our NYS certified lab. All other required testing is done by a private lab. Water quality test results have been and continue to be without violations. We meet or exceed EPA and NYS Health Department requirements.

We won the 1998 Best Tasting Water contest held at the Seneca County Fair!!!