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Poughkeepsie Boil Water Alert Lifted

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The boil water notice for Poughkeepsie water customers has been lifted.

Mayor John Tkaczyk said a second day of testing showed the absence of Coliform, the bacteria that was found in water samples late last week, prompting the boil water notice and since then, city workers have been treating the water aggressively to clear up the system.

“The two rounds that were taken, we are both clear of chloroform in the distribution system so people can now return to the potable drinking now that the city is up to the potable drinking water standards,” Tkaczyk said.

The Dutchess County Health Department has reviewed the latest sample data and determined the boil water notice could be lifted immediately.

The mayor said the city will continue its regular testing and chemical treatment of the water system to prevent future occurrences.