Hudson River Drinking Water


(Poughkeepsie, NY)  --  Municipal leaders from seven communities that draw drinking water from the Hudson River – have signed a formal agreement to work together to protect the quality of the river water.

Leaders from the City and Town of Poughkeepsie and the other towns have formed the Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council. The five intakes the municipalities use along the Hudson River, supply more than 100,000 people with drinking water.

“Collaborative efforts like these are expected to make the seven municipalities more competitive for grants and other support associated with New York’s historic $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which will provide multi-year funding for relevant projects, including $1 billion for clean water infrastructure and over $100 million for protecting drinking water at its source.”


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