“The taste and odor issues associated with some of Rockland’s drinking water in recent months will be addressed in a pilot program conducted by the county’s leading water provider.
Suez New York, which serves around 300,000 customers in Rockland, said this week that the company is launching a pilot program at Lake DeForest that will test and analyze alternative water-treatment techniques, company spokesperson Bill Madden said.
The pilot program will begin in early 2017 and cost about $300,000, Madden said. Equipment was installed in an existing building at Lake DeForest, as well as in a new, small structure located behind it.
The testing will be conducted for about one year in order to “cover all seasonal variations in water quality,” Madden said.
The alternate water-treatment techniques will address how to minimize the potential for taste and odor issues, as well as help meet future federal and state regulations, Madden said.”
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