Water Department

The Water Department operates and maintains 5 municipal water wells, 5 pump stations, 14 water storage tanks, and approximately 20 miles of water main, in addition to reading water meters and billing the same. Our water department is on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week, all year long.
The Village’s Water Department is located next to Village Hall.

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
811 Route 208
P.O. Box 295
Blooming Grove, NY 10914
Phone: (845)783-4622
Fax: (845)782-2601

where the line of responsibility is drawn in terms of repairs to water service laterals.

Responsibility for repairs to water laterals/lines

The South Blooming Grove Water and Sewer Department will occasionally receive calls asking where the line of responsibility is drawn in terms of repairs to water service laterals. We have put together a diagram to help should the question ever arise for you. As always, feel free to contact the South Blooming Grove Water and Sewer Department if we can be of any further assistance. We can be reached at (845)783-4622 or  by contacting us thru the village office.

Water service laterals: If the water service lateral between your home/business and the water main begins to leak or breaks due to aging or the natural effects of seasonal changes, the responsibility for the repairs to the lateral lies with the home or business owner. If the leak or break occurs in the water main, the responsibility for the repairs lies with the Village.

where the line of responsibility is drawn in terms of repairs to water service laterals.

Water bill rates

Your bills are based on the amount of water that passed through your meter since the last billing period. The Village’s rate structure is designed to encourage and reward water conservation. The rate is based on a sliding scale per 1,000 gallons of water used. Customers who use more water are charged at higher rates, and those who use less water are charged at lower rates. The Village is by no means alone in having a conservation-based rate structure. In fact, about half of the water in the Northeastern United States now uses a rate structure that promotes conservation. Our rate structure, which was implemented on January 1, 2008, was largely the result of the recommendations of the New York State and Orange County Department of Health.

The water on your bill depends upon the amount of water you use, and what we call your average daily consumption or ADC. To calculate your ADC, divide the total gallons used by the number of days in the billing period. According to studies, an individual in our service area typically uses about 70 gallons of water every day. If the amount of water you’ve used in a quarter varies dramatically from how much you used in prior billing cycles during the same season, we’ll alert you in the message portion of your bill.

During our budget approval process, the Village of South Blooming Grove Board of Trustees approves the rates. Public hearings on our proposed budgets are held each year before November 30, and any changes take effect on January 1. If you want more information about the hearing process or the public hearing schedule and locations, please contact the Village Clerk’s office at (845)782-2600.

Impact of outdoor water activities: During dry conditions, Village residents generally water lawns and gardens more frequently. Also, usage due to washing cars, home maintenance, pools or playing in sprinklers, and general outdoor activities increases. The Village’s rate (per thousand gallons of water used) increases as the number of gallons used per day increases (the ADC); therefore, the cost per thousand gallons of water often increases due to dry conditions and seasonal water usage.

Household Water Usage Chart

OUTSIDE WATER ACTIVITIES:
During dry conditions, village residents generally water lawns and gardens more frequently. Also, usage due to washing cars, home maintenance, pools or playing in sprinklers, and general outside activities increases. The Village’s rate (per thousand gallons of water used) increases as the number of gallons used per day increases, i.e. the Average Daily Consumption (ADC). The ADC, and therefore the cost per thousand gallons of water, often increases due to dry conditions and seasonal water usage.