Newburgh included in nationwide study of drinking water


NEWBURGH – Hundreds of Newburgh City residents will be asked to participate in a study to look at the impacts of the chemical PFAS in drinking water.

City Manager Todd Venning told the city council Monday night that Newburgh will be part of a broad analysis.

“The City of Newburgh has been selected as part of the first multi-site PFAS health study to look at relationships between PFAS and drinking water and certain health outcomes in multiple communities nationwide,” he said. “About 500 adults and 150 children will be selected in Newburgh at random to join the study.”

Some seven years ago, the PFAS class of chemicals were discovered in the city’s drinking water source, Washington Lake, and that supply has been shut off since then with a New York City aqueduct providing water to Newburgh.

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