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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 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.

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Statement by Mayor Rob Rolison Regarding Lawsuit for a Cleaner Hudson River

For decades, industrial pollution in the Hudson River has devastated the commercial fishing industry, and efforts to restore the majestic river to a healthier state have proven entirely unsatisfactory.

I commend the State of New York for filing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for prematurely issuing a ‘Certificate of Completion’ for the Hudson River PCB Cleanup.

General Electric should, indeed, conduct additional remediation to clean up the river.

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