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Nature Conservancy to test Hudson water

Jun 20, 2017 7:45 am

Amanda Purcell is reporting in the Register-Star scientists from the Nature Conservancy have offered to conduct an analysis of the city of Hudson’s drinking water supply. Representatives of the international conservation organization will measure water quality and quantity, and test for possible pollution. The state Department of Environmental Conservation last examined the city's natural resources a few years ago. "As far as I know, this is the first detailed study of the city’s water supply," said Jonathan Lerner, chairman of the city's Conservation Advisory Council. "We had a resources water study prepared for us a few years ago by a water specialist at the DEC, but it was a more general look that described the water and streams and wetlands and ponds that supply water to the city." The study will be done at no cost to the city. There is no timetable or scope for the study, as yet. The Nature Conservancy will outline its plan for the Conservation Advisory Council next month. Read the full story in the Register-Star.