The Rensselaer County Water and Sewer Authority (RCWSA) was created in  July of 1986 by the New York State Legislature.  It is the mission of the Rensselaer County Water and Sewer Authority to foster public health and well being and to promote economic development through the financing, management and operation of public water and sewer utilities for Rensselaer County and its local governments.  In doing so the Authority shall strive to provide such services in a cost efficient manner.