ater Commission

Mohawk Municipal Commission

Water Department


The Mohawk Municipal Commission goal is to provide clean safe drinking water for our customers. The Commission has 970 service connections, mostly residential customer and 24 rural customers.


Our water source is groundwater, consisting of two drilled wells. They are located in the North Central area of the Village at the end of North Richfield Street. The water is chlorinated with a sodium hypochlorite solution. It is pumped from the wells to the distribution system; water that is not consumed by our customers is stored in two 500,000 gallon concrete storage tanks. One tank is located off Burns Avenue and the other tank is located off Putts Hill Road.

The water project is nearly complete. We at the Commission appreciate your patience through this process. The project provided new water lines, which create an umbrella effect throughout the Village, an additional creek crossing to the west end of town, an additional water tank, new more efficient water meters, a new water billing system, and a ultraviolet disinfection system.


The new line installations provide more water to areas in the Village that used to experience low water flows throughout the day. This also provides our Fire Department better fire flows to help keep your property safe. The addition of the new storage tank on Putts Hill allows the Village of Mohawk to have two days storage. This will help ensure our customers have ample water for their needs and provide more water for future population growth of our



The new water meters provide more accurate meter reading for our customers. The new meters are radio read meters which enable the Commission to walk or drive by your home to collect meter readings. This has allowed the Commission to bill your water monthly. The Commission and Village Board felt that a monthly bill would provide its customers an easy budgeting method as apposed to a three month bill. Billing monthly enable customers to keep a better handle on their water consumption and discover leaks in a more timely fashion.


The ultraviolet disinfection system eliminates the need for chlorine contact time. According to the NYS Health

Department there needs to be at least thirty minutes of chlorine contact time before it reaches your first customer.

This ultraviolet system helps the Village of Mohawk remain in compliance with the Health Department mandate.


The water project will be completed by the end of this year. Thanks again for your support through this process.




Are water leaks costing you money? Periodically you should:

Check all faucets for drips. Replace worn and leaking washers, gaskets, pipes or defective fixtures.

Check for leaks on outside faucets, and make sure the valve closes properly.

Check toilets for leaks- they are the most common cause of high bills! Check the overflow of the tank to make sure no water is running over (float level may be set to high). The flapper valve at the bottom of the tank is also a location of a possible leaking toilet. To check for a flapper valve leak, put a small amount of food coloring in the toilet tank after it has filled. Do not flush the toilet for at least an hour, or overnight if possible. If the food coloring shows up in the bowl without flushing, you probably have a leaking flapper or plunger ball valve. Further information or assistance is available from the Municipal Commission Office by calling 315-866-4170.


Studies show that dripping faucets and leaking toilets account for as much as 14% of all indoor water use, equivalent to 10 gallons per person of water lost per day.


Toilets can account for almost 30% of all indoor water use, more than any other fixture or appliance.

 Older toilets (installed before 1994) use 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush and as much as 20 gallons per person per day.



- Replace an old toilet with a new model can save the typical household 7,900 to 21,700 gallons of water per year, cutting both The Commission would also like to encourage you to call us if you hear a water leak in your cellar. In the past we have located leaks in front of homes and customers have stated that they had heard a loud noise in the cellar, but never reported it. So please help us help you with utility questions, concerns, or problems you may be experiencing.


If you see water bubbling up from the road we would appreciate a call.



If a hydrant is near your home please shovel it out during the winter!!!!!


That simple act could save a life. The Municipal Commission and the Mohawk Fire Department thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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Mohawk, New York 13407



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