About MCWA

Fundamental Infrastructure

To reliably provide billions of gallons of clean, safe drinking water, the Monroe County Water Authority maintains a massive infrastructure. We can store more than 130 million gallons of water, which can meet up to three days of usage.

By the Numbers

  • 3,400 miles of water mains, enough to stretch from Rochester to San Antonio – and back again
  • 27,000 fire hydrants, essential in providing safety in our communities
  • 50 water tanks, ranging in capacity from 100,000 to 5 million gallons
  • 2 reservoirs, with capacities of 55 million and 5 million gallons
  • 45 remote pump stations, 22 bridge pipes, 36,500 valves, and 4 production facilities