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Marty Mason

Village DPW 

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Fax: (315) 654-4700
Village DPW 31315 County Route 6 Cape Vincent, NY 13618
Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Water Department

The Village of Cape Vincent Water Department is run by DPW Superintendent Marty Mason. The water used by the residents is pumped from the Village filtration plant and then distributed. The department is operational seven days a week is has the following duties:

  • Water turn ons and offs
  • Installing new meters
  • Replacing defective meters
  • Inspecting water mains
  • Flushing fire hydrants
  • Maintaining valves
  • Performing meter readings
  • Maintaining all functions of pump stations

If you bill seem to high, don’t first set blame to your water meter or department officials- check for leaks!


  • A ¼” leak wastes 1,181,500 gallons over a three month period
  • A 3/16 ” leak wastes 666,000 gallons over a three month period
  • A 1/8” leak wastes 296,000 gallons over a three month period
  • A 1/16” leak wastes 74,000 gallons over a three month period

Sewer Department

The Sewer Department is also run by Superintendent Marty Mason. The new pump station and sewer treatment plant will be operational in 2013.
For further assistance, please feel free to contact the Superintendant at (315)654-2474 ext. 5 or Water Filtration (315)654-4510 ext. 6 or email him.

  New Water/Sewer Billing Rates

Water/Sewer bills are mailed quarterly:

February 1 (covers service for Feb.-April and usage Nov.-Jan)   Payment due Feb. 28th without penalty
May 1 (covers service for May-July and usage Feb-April)             Payment due May 31th without penalty
August 1 (covers service for Aug-Oct. and usage May-July)        Payment due Aug. 31th without penalty
November 1 (covers service for Nov.-Jan. and usage Aug.-Oct.) Payment due Nov. 30th without penalty
A 20% penalty is added to payment received OR postmarked after the due date. (Local Law 1 2013)

                                      Failure to receive bill does not waive the penalty.

                          For any further questions, please call the Village Office at (315)654-2533

                                  Water/Sewer rates (effective with Aug. 1, 2023 billing)

Water Rates                                       Service charge (per EDU)                                   Consumption

Village residents                                      $30.00 per quarter                                  $3.50 per 1,000 gallons


Sewer Rates                                      Service Charge (per EDU)                               Consumption

Village residents                                    $165.00 per quarter                          $3.00 per 1,000 gallons
Outside Village users                           $247.50 per quarter                           $3.00 per 1,000 gallons

Other charges (unchanged)

Seasonal shut-offs                                                                                                      $25.00 one-time fee
Restoration fee (shut off for non-payment)                                                                 $25.00
Hook-up fee                                                                                                                $400.00     Water line
Hook-up fee                                                                                                             $1,000.00 Sewer line

Seasonal residents: All water and sewer customers (including seasonal residents) in the Village of Cape Vincent limits are required to pay the minimum charge quarterly.
NYS law requires that water and sewer funds are self-sustaining. This means that each fund has to be able to support itself in covering all operating expenses and debt service. The minimum charge per residence ensures that the Village can remain self-sustaining.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2022