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Croton Water Forum - November 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

The Village’s water supply system and the issues it faces will be the subject of an information presentation and discussion, the Croton Water Forum, on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 pm at the Municipal Building.

The Village is in the process of developing a Master Plan for addressing needed water system infrastructure improvements in the coming years. The Forum will have two parts: an information presentation followed by a public input session.  

The Forum will begin with a description of the water system itself, including wells, holding tanks, distribution lines, customers, rate structure, expenses, and trends in water demand.  That background will be followed by a presentation on issues that must be addressed in the near future based on mandates and aging infrastructure.  These topics include aging water lines, raising the well field treatment controls to meet the new FEMA 100-year flood plain level, meeting mandatory water capacity requirements, increasing chlorine contact time, and reducing brown water conditions where they persist.

The information session will lead to a public input session during which the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions. Residents are encouraged to attend this important meeting on this crucial piece of Village infrastructure.  The Croton Water Forum will also be televised.

Did you know….?
The Village relies on a sole source aquifer deep below the Croton River where 40 to 60 feet of natural soil condition filter our water.
The Village has about 2,300 water customers for its municipally owned and operated water system.
The average annual water demand calls for the Village pumping about 400 million gallons per year from its wells.
The Village well field contains three working wells and is located on an island in the Croton River that is permanently protected from unwanted development.
The Village’s water costs the average homeowner far less than water provided by private water companies or New York City’s water supply.

Janine King
Assistant Village Manager
Village of Croton on Hudson
1 Van Wyck Street
Croton on Hudson, NY 10520