Video Chronicles How Water Makes its way from Hudson to Purification Process in Poughkeepsie
The City of Poughkeepsie has produced a new informational video that explains the past, present and future importance of fresh, clean water to customers served by Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility.
Working under a joint agreement, the City of Poughkeepsie and Town of Poughkeepsie own and operate the facility, which processes 11 million gallons of water drawn from the Hudson River each day. The municipalities continue to make significant improvements to the plant and other aspects of the water system.
The approximate 6-minute video chronicles how raw water from the Hudson is treated, disinfected and purified at the facility.
“The Hudson River is such a wonderful and vital resource in so many ways,” said City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison. “The City is working in earnest to protect the City’s drinking water at its source and also to use the best technology to make sure the water we take from the Hudson River is safe to drink.”
The City and Town of Poughkeepsie are members of the Hudson 7, a collaboration of the mid-Hudson municipalities that draw drinking water from the Hudson River. The other members are: Town of Esopus, Town of Hyde Park, Town of Lloyd, Town and Village of Rhinebeck. The municipalities work in conjunction with Dan Shapley, director of Riverkeeper’s water quality program.