Village of Rhinebeck, New York 12572

76 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Telephone: 845-876-7015  |  Fax: 845-876-5583 |
About Rhinebeck: The Village of Rhinebeck was incorporated in 1834 and exists within the Town of Rhinebeck, County of Dutchess, and State of New York. The Village functions as a jurisdiction of government separate from the Town of Rhinebeck and is governed by a Mayor and four Trustees. The Village covers 1.6 square miles and is home to 2657 residents. The Village operates a Justice Court, Police Department, Fire Department, and Street Department as well as Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Facilities. The Village of Rhinebeck enjoys a rich history and serves as the community center and hub of commerce within the Town.


The Village Waste Water Department is a district and is set up under the law to be outside of the general tax base. It is "fee for service" paid by the consumers of water on the basis of a metered charge regulated by the Board of Trustees under the laws of the State of New York.
:: Contacts at a glance...
Waste Water Clerk
Tel: 845-876-7015
Fax: 845-876-5583
Rhinebeck Village Hall
76 E. Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Peter Rathjen, Chief Operator


Village Waste Water Department - Village of Rhinebeck

The waste water system for the village was built primarily for the densely populated business district and for some of the densely occupied residential units in the Village (Village Green, The Woods) as required by the New York State Health Department.

Some out-of-district customers, such as the Astor Gardens development and Stop and Shop, pay special fees in addition to the base charges. Waste water collection and processing is a special health protection and our facility is a 24/7 operation. Our operations are monitored by state and county departments of health and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. We consistently stay in complete compliance with the requirements of the authorities. The waste water is a “fee for service” and the billing is done separately but in concurrence with the water billing.

Waste Water Department Personnel Office/Position Phone Email
John Fenton Superintendent
of Public Works
845-264-5247 (EMERGENCY ONLY)
Peter Rathjen Chief Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator 845-876-2150

Office Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm Mon.-Fri. (closed holidays)