Hoosick Falls free bottled water program comes to an end
Hoosick Falls free bottled water program comes to an end.
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A free bottled water program is ending at a supermarket in Hoosick Falls.
Charlie Russell has drank bottled water for two years after learning the municipal water and some private wells were contaminated with the chemical PFOA.
A filter at the water plant has shown non-detect levels of the chemical for a while, but Russell will still only drink bottled water.
“You can’t drink it,” he said.
Donna Niles lives in the Town of Hoosick.
“No, we drink bottled water,” she said.
Niles said she’ll purchase her own bottled water but worries for others.
Results from July show PFOA is still non-detectable in the municipal drinking water.
“I know the filters are doing their job.” But for some, a feeling of deep mistrust remains.