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Butterhill Well water treatment plant dedicated


Network of piping to filter water at the new plant

NEW WINDSOR – The new Butterfield Wells Water Treatment Facility in the Town of New Windsor is up and running.

Town officials said out of an abundance of caution the town had each of the new wells tested for PFCs, the carcinogenic chemicals that contaminated the nearby City of Newburgh’s Washington Lake Reservoir. All three production wells had no detected levels of any perfluorinated compounds, including those found in Washington Lake, PFOS and PFOA, town officials said.

Three new wells were drilled and constructed along with a water treatment facility.

The new system has the ability to deliver 6.4 million gallons of water a day into distribution, more than double the current need of the town.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection contributed over $12 million to the $31 million project cost that led to the development of an independent water source for Windsor.

Town said that independent tests conducted regularly on all new wells demonstrate that they meet or exceed all water quality standards set forth by the state and federal government.

 


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