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Town of Newburgh Receives Over $1.8 Million in Grant for Chadwick Lake

Town of Newburgh To Receive Over $1.8 Million

The Town of Newburgh recently contracted with Henningson, Durham, and Richardson, Architecture and Engineering, P.C. to perform a study to identify needed improvements to the Chadwick Lake Reservoir and Filter Plant in order to enable a reliable supply of 2.7 million gallons of water per day from Chadwick Lake.

At the end of the study, the consulting engineers recommended that the Town install water quality monitoring equipment in Chadwick Lake, a powder activated carbon system to remove organic carbon (with necessary bench tests), and a trailer-mounted membrane filtration unit. The construction of a third final clarifier with a floating decanter was also recommended.

Town of Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio negotiated with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to assist with funding the improvements to the Chadwick Lake Reservoir and Filter Plant in anticipation of the shutting down of the Delaware Aqueduct Rondout-West Branch Tunnel in 2022. During this shutdown, the Town will be unable to obtain water from the Delaware Aqueduct. To respond to the demand for water, a new tunnel will be activated under the Hudson River in 2022 and the Chadwick Lake Reservoir will be the Town’s primary source of water.

The New York City Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Water Department addressed a letter dated March 15, 2018 to Supervisor Piaquadio that outlines their intent to provide the Town with capital funding to construct improvements to the Chadwick Lake Reservoir and Filter Plant in the amount of $ 1,823,900.00.

Supervisor Piaquadio said he is grateful to the DEP for these much-needed funds.


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