Oswego Mayor Urges Continued Water Conservation Measures

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen recently announced that the city of Oswego Water Treatment Plant was starting construction on upgrades to the treatment facility.

The work reduces the production capacity of the plant by 25% and will be continuing until the end of June.

It is requested that all users of city of Oswego water, which include the towns of Scriba and New Haven, curtail the use of water as much as possible during this construction period.

If all residential, commercial and industrial users limit water usage to only the amounts needed and put off optional demand (such as lawn watering, car washing, pool filling, etc) until after June 30, there will be little to no impact.

In addition, please report any suspected water main or hydrant leaks to the City of Oswego Department of Public Works at 342-4212.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this request, please contact the City of Oswego Water Department at 343-0111.


  1. We pay some of the highest water/sewer fees known to man & now we’re asked to cut back use on what we might need for almost a month?! How about a discount on said fees for a month? No?…then I’ll use whatever I find myself needing at whenever time and amount regardless of whatever’s going on to cause such mayoral requests.

  2. Is this mayor for real?! We pay the highest water rates quite possibly in the country (and they’re going up to $100 a month next year) and then he asks us to not use the water we over-pay for? Yeah sure….I’m going out now to water the sidewalk….I want it clean and I intend to get my money’s worth of water. This mayor and councilors need to go…..PERIOD!!!

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