Working under a joint agreement, the City of Poughkeepsie and Town of Poughkeepsie own and operate the Poughkeepsie Water Treatment Facility, and they're continuing to make significant improvements to the plant.

The two municipalities are moving forward with an approximate $4.5 million project that will replace the facility’s UV disinfection equipment that helps to purify the water originating from the Hudson River.

Poughkeepsie Mayor, Rob Rolison said:

We have spent millions of dollars on making sure the water that we take from the Hudson River is safe to drink. Working with other municipalities, we are taking more steps to protect the water at its source. But the plant’s operation is imperative as well

The city will put $2.5 million toward the project; the town will pay approximately $2 million. The project is expected to begin in the fall and will take approximately two years to complete.

Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor John Baisley said:

The town is committed to doing its part to keep the plant operating in a safe and effective manner. These upgrades are part of larger commitment the Town and City have made to improve the water treatment facility

The Poughkeepsie Joint Water Board has recommended certain improvements to the facility, including the replacement of UV disinfection equipment.

The water treatment plant is located within the Marist College campus on property co-owned by the city and the town.

 

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