Projects and News

Water Meter Upgrade Project - May 2017 update

One year after beginning meter upgrades, the Bolton Point Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project has upgraded 99% of the total residential meters. Read more here.

Office of the New York State Comptroller Drinking Water Systems Report

The NYS Comptroller Office issued a report on 2/13/17 about the condition of NY’s drinking water infrastructure. The report focused on the challenges of paying for NYS aging water infrastructure, excessive water loss through this aging infrastructure, and the emerging threats of climate change and cyber-attacks. The report recommended that local officials focus on multiyear financial plans, multiyear capital plans, establishing capital funds, keeping water users informed about system needs and the options used for paying for them, and managing water user rates to meet the system expenses (including infrastructure maintenance) to ensure stability of water services. The report conclusion states the “capital planning is the only realistic path toward effectively maintaining and improving water systems”. Bolton Point has a detailed multiyear capital plan to replace and improve our infrastructure. Staff annually reviews and updates this plan. A portion of your water rate is used to fund the annual capital plan expenses.

The NYS Comptroller drinking water report can be found at Please contact General Manger Joan Foote at 607-277-0660 x229 or with any questions.

Water Meter Upgrade Project - December update

Water meter replacements are nearly complete. See answers to some commonly asked questions here.

Lead and Copper Control at Bolton Point

In keeping with our mission of supplying high quality water and maintaining customer confidence in Bolton Point, we would like to inform our customers of measures taken to ensure our compliance with the EPA Lead and Copper Rule. Read the full statement here.

NYS Commends Bolton Point

New York's Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), Division of Local Government and School Accountability, has released the results of its examination of the Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission's financial operations and found them "commendable”. The audit, which resulted in a relatively rare "positive" report containing no recommendations for improvements, concluded with the statement: "We commend Commission officials for implementing adequate controls over budgeting, billing, cash receipts, purchasing and cash disbursements to provide for the effective management of the Commission’s financial operations." Read the report here.