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Officials say Catskill village water will clear soon

Dec 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Catskill village officials are saying the discolored water problem affecting residents will be resolved next week. Potic Mountain Reservoir in Coxsackie supplies drinking water for the village of Catskill. According to a statement posted by Catskill Village Department of Public Works Superintendent Michael McGrath, “We believe that between chemical changes, 30.5 inches of rain in the last few months, chemistry of the lake and not being able to do our fall flushing — the reason for not flushing was because, at the time, the filters were having trouble keeping up with the extra flow — is the reason for the systemwide yellow water problem.” Water samples measure bacteria levels were taken Nov. 26. All Village President Vincent Seeley could say about the testing was, “Our numbers are good.” He did not have exact statistics from the report. The DPW will now finish cleaning out storage tanks this week and then flush out the main transmission line and the rest of the system. The village has three long-term options available to address the discoloration issue, Seeley said. The village has three long-term options to address the discoloration issue, Seeley said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.