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The Quality of Croton Water is Not Strained

October 6, 2007


Each year the Village publishes a colorful and detailed Water Quality Report (.pdf). Circulated to Village residents in 2007, the 2006 Report proclaims on its cover, “Proudly Presented by the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.” Also on the cover, in large boldface capital letters, it says, “AWARDED BEST TASTING WATER IN WESTCHESTER!

And here’s what the text says about the quality of Croton’s water:

Continuing Our Commitment

“Once again we proudly present our annual water quality report. This edition covers all testing completed from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2006. We are pleased to tell you that our compliance with all state and federal drinking water regulations remains exemplary. We are committed to meeting the challenges of water source protection, water conservation, and community education, while continuing to serve the needs of all our water users.”

The included table of regulated substances shows consistently low concentrations. If Croton’s drinking water “achieved or exceeded state and federal regulations,” as the report claims, Crotonblog wants to know why would anyone want to mess around with Croton’s perfect water by adding chemical additives?

Just askin’.

On October 6, 2007 9:02 PM, weewill said:

We should also keep in mind that as we’ve battled “brown water” in various sections of the village. we were assured over and over again that it was perfectly safe - unpleasant maybe, but perfectly safe. And that it was a problem at the “end of the lines” because there was no circulating back and sediment collected at the dead ends.

We don’t have the assurance that adding this chemical would have no immediate negative impact to say nothing about the possible long-range, cumulative effects.


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