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Water Billing FAQ’s

Yes.  The sellers’ attorney may request a final meter reading and utility bill as early as 10 days before the property closing. To request a final water bill, please call 518-745-5582, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30.  The following information is needed to process the final bill: service address, closing date, the name of the new owner, and the name, telephone number, and fax number of the lawyer representing the seller.

Water bills are produced on a quarterly basis. (February, May, August, and November).

A typical water bill will range from $25 to several hundred dollars per quarter depending on the time of year and your watering activities. In the spring and summer months, you may use more water due to outdoor water use such as watering a lawn, planting a garden, washing your vehicles, or filling a pool.

Your water bill is broken into categories:

  • 0-8,000 gallons = $25.00
  • Over 8,000 gallons = $2.20 for each additional 1,000 gallons
  • Over 3.25 million gallons (Industrial users) = $.78 for each additional 1,000 gallons
  • Quarterly flat rate = $135.00

The Receiver of Taxes located at the Queensbury Town Hall collects payments Monday-Friday between 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. There is a drop box located outside if you cannot make it between the hours listed above.

Online payments are now available here.

Automatic Bank Draft Authorization forms are available here.

A 10% penalty will be assessed on the current amount after the due date. If any outstanding balance exists at the end of October of that particular year, then the receiver of taxes will relay the amount to your property taxes via Warren County.

There is no possible way to measure what an average water bill for a family of four would be. Every family has too many different activities within a home to be able to measure the average usage of a family. Water bills may range from $25 to several hundred dollars per quarter.

The actual reading dates are located in the middle of the water bill to the left of the water charges. The dates and readings are listed under current and previous.

Usage Period Bill Date
October – January February
January – April May
April – July August
July – October November

Payment for your water bill is due thirty days from the billing date.

You may mail or deliver in person your payment to:

Receiver of Taxes
742 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804