Inside New Paltz’s Week-Long Water Crisis

This story is co-published with The River, a regional newsroom from Chronogram magazine. The complaints started in earnest February 8. New Paltz residents detected something in their water. They posted on social media, talked to their neighbors, and phoned and messaged local officials describing an odor and taste like kerosene or natural gas. A “Do…

Underground Fuel Line ID’d as Potential Source of Water Woes

State and Local officials have identified the potential source of New Paltz’s water problems. A sheen observed at one of New Paltz’s local reservoirs likely stems from a compromised underground fuel line for the Village of New Paltz Water Treatment Plant’s heating system, according to the Governor’s Office. The sheen and the resulting state Department…