Village of New Paltz trucks in water while it continues investigating nasty smell, taste of water supply

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NEW PALTZ – Residents of the Village and Town of New Paltz are being urged not to using the water because of a smell and taste problem.  Ulster County Health Department officials said consumers served by the Village of New Paltz Water and Town of New Paltz Water Districts.

Because of the ongoing problem, New Paltz schools, administrative offices and BOCES facilities will be closed on Tuesday.

“We have a 6,000 gallon tanker at village hall already. People need to bring containers,” said Deputy Mayor KT Tobin. ”

There are “water buffalos” with 500 gallons of water at Meadowbrook apartments near unit 512 and another “water buffalo” at the Huguenot Park apartment complex at 45 N. Chestnut Street.

Residents need to bring containers for filling.

The village is also working on deploying at least one more location in the village and will provide info about that later today.

There is already a tanker and pallets of water bottles at SUNY New Paltz. Students should check their campus email for more information.

The village and county officials also said the state is helping to expedite the testing and the village hopes to have to results within 24 hours.

 

 

Residents are advised not to use the tap water for drinking, cooking or making ice. Bathing, showering, washing dishes or clothing is okay, according to county officials.

They also said the state is helping to expedite the testing and the village hopes to have to results within 24 hours.