To The Editor:
The Village of Croton is responsible for providing residents with many essential services–including drinking water. Thanks to the sound stewardship of successive Boards of Trustees and our Village’s professional staff, we’ve made important improvements in this area as documented by our annual Water Quality Report released on May 28.
Significantly, the latest Water Quality Report found no violations.
As recently as five years ago, testing found five violations for inadequate chlorine contact time and excessive lead. Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. Water with too much copper can cause gastrointestinal distress and, over many years, liver or kidney damage.
These improvements in water quality did not come by accident. Nor are they without cost. Approximately $11 million of our Village’s outstanding bonds are for our water system.
Keeping our water pure requires vigilance and funding. In this year’s budget, the Board approved $500,000 for relining water mains along Cleveland Drive and Albany Post Road.
As Mayor, I will continue to make the provision of vital municipal services a priority and look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board and our Village staff to keep our community safe and healthy.
Brian Pugh, Mayor of Croton