Brian Pugh: What makes Croton water great?

To The Editor:brian-pugh-group-cropped

I am writing to remind readers that payment for Village of Croton utilities is due by Monday, July 15th.  If you have questions about your bill, you can call 914-862-1419. These bills can be paid online by going to the village website, www.crotononhudson-ny.gov, and selecting “Online Payments” under the Citizen Action Center.

These utility payments support our vital water and sewer infrastructure.

Our Village has made important improvements in this area.  As recently as 5 years ago, testing found 5 violations for inadequate chlorine contact time and excessive copper. In their last tests, the County Healthy Department found no violations.

These improvements did not come by accident.  Keeping our water pure requires vigilance and funding.

Approximately 1/3 of our Village’s outstanding bonds are for our water system. In this year’s budget, the Board approved $500,000 for relining water mains along Cleveland Drive and Albany Post Road.  Property taxes pay for none of this.  The entire system is funded by resident’s utility payments.

As Mayor, I will continue to make the provision of vital municipal services a priority. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board and our Village staff to keep our community safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Brian Pugh, Mayor

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