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Poughkeepsies’ Joint Water Board Lifts Advisory on Increased Sodium Levels in Drinking Water

Following recent rainstorms, Poughkeepsies’ Joint Water Board has lifted the advisory on sodium levels above 50 mg/L in the treated water supply. Current sodium levels are now between 20 mg/L and 50 mg/L.  The Water Board does point out that the New York State Department of Health guidance on Sodium
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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
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City Puts New Water Storage Tanks Online to Replace Aging Underground Reservoir

City of Poughkeepsie officials today put two, 2.5-million-gallon water storage tanks online to replace the 5-million-gallon underground reservoir at College Hill Park. City officials say the tanks will provide a better distribution system, with other benefits.

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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.