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Report on village water quality forthcoming

Nov 27, 2018 8:00 am
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Catskill village officials will deliver a report this week on the quality of the village's water. The Department of Public Works took new bacterial samples November 26, following recent resident complaints about water discoloration. Village water comes from the Potic Mountain Reservoir in Coxsackie. “The rain we had in August made the chemistry of water in the reservoir change,” Catskill Village Department of Public Works Superintendent Michael McGrath said. “The water has been safe. The tests have always been negative.” The water discoloration could affect all Catskill residents using the reservoir in Coxsackie, Village President Vincent Seeley said, but some areas might be more affected than others. “The water at the end of the village, near the bridge, might be better than in Leeds,” he said. McGrath said that in addition to the heavy rain, a series of fires and the use of hydrants by contractors have put stress on the village water system. The Catskill Village Board of Trustees will deliver a water report at 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 28, at the Washington Irving Senior Center. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.