Village handles 65 million gallon supply
The Village of Cold Spring released its 2016 water quality report, available at coldspringny.gov. It found no problems. The village uses three reservoirs and relies on rain and snow to maintain its supply of about 65 million gallons. The water flows to the Foundry Brook reservoir along Fishkill Road, where it is pumped to the Foundry Brook Water Treatment Plant to undergo coagulation, filtration, pH adjustment, disinfection and corrosion control.
It is then pumped into two storage tanks that can hold up to a total of 500,000 gallons. Distribution to taps is gravity fed to about 2,800 residents through 884 service connections.
State law requires the village to monitor the water for contaminants, and it tests at residences, restaurants, public facilities, as well as the reservoir and filtration plant.