Dear Cornwall-on-Hudson residents, neighbors, and friends:
This serves as the second installment of our inaugural Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson recognition editions -- in order to publicly acknowledge and highlight our deserved employee workforce. Next iteration will shine a spotlight on the Police Department.
Here are a quick, few “fun facts” regarding our Water Department, which services both the Village and the Town – a total of 13,000 residents. You should know:
1) The Water Department has a $3.1M annual operating budget.
2) For 2021, we produced 280,356,000 gallons of treated water.
3) 52 miles of water main pipes and 325 hydrants, with 2,665 service connections (supplying 8,500+ consumers) are maintained by our department.
4) Also maintain over 100 acres of watershed properties, 3 treatment plants, 28 pressure-regulating valves, along with 5 reservoirs and dams. In short – It’s a HUGE responsibility.
Let this serve as a quick “get-to-know-better” the men and women who ensure that when we turn on the taps in our homes and businesses we have delivered clean, safe, available drinking water. It appears a simple feat – but there is far more to it than meets the eye.
Photo One: Don Bryde, who serves as our Chief Water Plant Operator.
Photo Two: Conor Watts, who serves as a Water Plant Assistant.
Photo Three: Rich Smith, the Water Department’s Assistant Leader.
Photo Four: (L-R), Joe McCormick (Water Maintenance Worker), Dan Nye (Water Maintenance Leader), and Anthony Gagliano (Water Maintenance Worker).
Photo Five: (L-R), Meagan Gschwind, Stephanie Xagoraris (Administrative Assistants).
Photo Six: A future Water Department Employee (Hopefully).
Photo Seven: Our intrepid Water Superintendent, Michael Trainor.
Thank you, Cornwall-on-Hudson Water Department. We ALL truly appreciate your work.
On behalf of a grateful Village Board and greater Cornwall community,
James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano