The Town of Brunswick Water Department was organized in the mid 1960's when the Town purchased the assets of the the City of Troy Quackenkill Creek water distribution system which, consisted of the water mains which carried water from the diversion dam in cropseyville to the Troy city line at Pinewoods Avenue and Central Avenue and the water mains that supplied water to the Vanderheyden Reservoir and Scyaway area. The Town has grown significantly since the 1960's and many improvements have been made to the water distribution system including a new water tank and two water pumping stations and many miles of additional water mains. The Towns water distribution system provides potable water to approximately 3300 dwelling units in the Town and transports water to the Town of Poestenkill.
The Water Department also maintains the sewer collection system for the Town. About three quarters the public water users are also on public sewer. The sewer department maintains many miles of sewer mains and four sewer pump lift stations at various locations in the Town.
The Water Department is also responsible for the Muncipal Separate Storm Sewer System. (MS4) This program is a permit program which derived its begining from the Clean Water Act in 1973 and the Acts subsequent revisions. The Town is responsible for maintaining in good shape its stormwater collection system and for overseeing construction projects and non farming activities in the Town which disturb more than one acre of land.