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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Rensselaer County Water and Sewer Authority – Debt Proceeds (2014M-17)

Released: April 11, 2014 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to examine the Authority’s controls over the issuing of and accounting for water and sewer bond proceeds for the period of June 1, 2008 through May 31, 2013.


The Rensselaer County Water Authority, which is governed by an appointed five-member Board, was established in 1986 to promote economic development through financing, managing and operating public water and sewer utilities in Rensselaer County and neighboring local governments.

Key Finding

  • Debt proceeds were properly authorized by the Board and the proceeds and related expenditures were appropriately accounted for.

Key Recommendations

  • No recommendations were included in this audit.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236