Water Quality

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Water and sewer infrastructure were the foundation of the Development Authority, with initial projects built to serve the wastewater and drinking water needs of a growing Fort Drum. The Water Quality Division emerged as the Authority evolved to assist an ever-growing number of communities struggling to meet their water and wastewater needs. The Authority’s technical expertise and ability to implement solutions that cross municipal boundaries has made it a valuable partner in helping communities across the region develop cost-effective methods of meeting their water and wastewater needs as well as providing the capacity for growth.

The Water Quality Division operates and maintains approximately 45 miles of water and sewer pipelines and associated pumping stations. These facilities serve Fort Drum and western Jefferson County, and are linked to the City of Watertown water and sewer treatment facilities and the Village of Cape Vincent water treatment facility. The Development Authority's licensed professional staff, supported by sophisticated computer monitoring and control equipment, manages its water and wastewater facilities. The staff also provides contract operation and maintenance services to various towns and villages in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, helping those communities to meet the needs of their residents as well as regulatory requirements, in a cost-effective manner.


The Development Authority uses its technical expertise and licensed professional staff to work with municipal partners when requested to develop shared service solutions that provide cost-effective services throughout the region. The Water Quality Division supports numerous town, district and village water and wastewater systems with the following services:

  • Full-service operation and maintenance contracts
  • Selective operation and maintenance assistance
  • Operator-of-record services
  • Facility start-up
  • Operator training
  • Special project support

For information on Water Quality Services contact Brian Nutting, Water Quality Division Director:  bnutting@danc.org

General Information
23557 NYS Route 37
Warneck Pump Station