Water Board Meeting
October 6, 2020 – 4:30pm
Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility
3431 North Road
Poughkeepsie , NY 12601
ZOOM CONFERENCE CALL
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ONLINE AND TELEPHONICALLY ONLY
THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION BY THE BOARD OR THE PUBLIC
THE WATER TREATMENT FACILITY/JOINT WATER BOARD MEETING ROOM WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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- Agenda – October 6, 2020
- Minutes – September 1, 2020
- Budget Status – September 30, 2020
- Process Report – September 2020
Request for Bids
Increased Sodium Levels in Drinking Water
September 30, 2020
In an effort to proactively notify customers on severely restricted sodium diets, Poughkeepsies’ Joint Water Board is advising customers that the current drought, which has resulted in reduced Hudson River flows, has caused increased sodium levels in the treated water supply. Current sodium levels have increased to greater than 50 mg/L. Additional notification will be released should the sodium level exceed 100 mg/L. Customers with health conditions that necessitate reduced sodium intake are advised to seek out alternative low sodium bottled water for their drinking water until further notice.
The NYSDOH health effect language for sodium is as follows: “Water containing more than 20 mg/L of sodium should not be used for drinking by people on severely restricted sodium diets. Water containing more than 270 mg/L of sodium should not be used for drinking by people on moderately restricted sodium diets.”
For most customers, this small increase in sodium levels will not have an adverse effect and the water is safe to drink. If you have concerns regarding your level of sodium intake, please contact your healthcare provider. Further notification will be provided, when conditions change. If you have questions regarding sampling results please call Poughkeepsies’ Joint Water Board’s Environmental Lab Director, Dottie DiNobile at (845) 451-4173 ext. 2012 or James Teed, Senior Engineer, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health at (845) 486-3404.
About the Water System
The City of Poughkeepsie has produced a new informational video that explains the past, present and future importance of fresh, clean water to customers served by Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility.
Working under a joint agreement, the City of Poughkeepsie and Town of Poughkeepsie own and operate the facility, which processes 11 million gallons of water drawn from the Hudson River each day. The municipalities continue to make significant improvements to the plant and other aspects of the water system.
The approximate 6-minute video chronicles how raw water from the Hudson is treated, disinfected and purified at the facility.
Annual Accounting & Audit Procedures
The Poughkeepsies’ Joint Water Project Board (PJWB) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) from CPA firms to provide the annual accounting and auditing services for the years ending December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2018. The PJWB is also soliciting a proposal to review the practices and accounts to ensure compliance with the recommendations of the office of the State Comptrollers Report of Examination and Board Oversight dated December 2014. You are invited to submit a proposal in accordance with the terms outlined in the RFP.
If you’re interested in setting up a tour of the Water Plant for your school or group, or for an individual tour, contact Water Plant Administrator Randy Alstadt at ralstadt@POKWATER.COM or call 845-451-4173 ext 2003
If you have any questions about the material and content of this website, please contact Randy Alstadt
Thank you for visiting!
Public Water Supply ID# 1302774 3431
North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (845) 451-4173