State declares New Paltz water is safe to drink

WNYT Staff
Updated: February 14, 2020 05:26 AM
Created: February 14, 2020 04:24 AM

People living in New Paltz are now clear to drink tap water after testing found no sign of contamination.

The New York State Department of Health's re-sampling of the water distribution system on Thursday showed no detectable levels of petroleum compounds.    


Complaints about water tasting and smelling like gasoline led to a warning Monday to avoid using village water for drinking or cooking.    

SUNY New Paltz cancelled classes and asked students to leave campus due to the issues with the water.

The problem was later traced to a damaged fuel line.

Students at SUNY New Paltz are clear to return to campus for classes on Monday.

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