It seems like more and more communities are having water problems lately, not that this is uncommon "boil water" advisories like the one that Niskayuna is currently under happen all the time for various reasons and usually are taken care of pretty quickly, what Hoosick Falls has been through however is a whole other story. The harmful PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) levels have cause residence to refrain from using municipal water for drinking and cooking since the EPA made the recommendation late last year. However things may be getting back to normal pretty soon.

According to an article from News 10 ABC,  the new treatment facility is up and running. In fact, the water began to flow through the carbon filtration as of Tuesday. That is the good news.

The bad news is the water is still not been cleared to drink or use for cooking. According to the Mayor it will still be a few weeks before proper and thorough testing has been done and the water is deemed to have effectively removed the PFOA from the water.

The really good news is that there really is no reason to believe the new system wont do exactly what it needs to do. Fingers crossed.

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