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Officials say no harmful particles in Orange County water supply, despite pervasive perfume-like smell

The Water Department has apparently conducted tests on the above-ground supply within the five Black Rock reservoirs, and they say no harmful particles were detected.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2023, 11:54 AM

Updated 472 days ago

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Officials in the village of Cornwall-on-Hudson are sharing details on recent water testing performed in the wake of complaints about a pervasive, perfume-like odor in the area.
The Water Department has apparently conducted tests on the above-ground supply within the five Black Rock reservoirs, and they say no harmful particles were detected.
Samples were also taken from the underground wellfield on Taylor Road.
Cornwall Water Superintendent Michael Trainor says those samples similarly did not detect any substances, with the exception of two that were apparently at levels well-below legal limits.
Both of those substances are said to be naturally occurring when water supplies are treated with chlorine for disinfection.


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