Tim Rogers, Mayor
Letter to the Editor - New Paltz Times
Thank you to Mohonk Preserve for helping to ensure we have high quality municipal water in New Paltz:
Significant portions of New Paltz's water distribution system are about 100 years old and have outlived their life expectancy. Many of these water mains are constructed of cast iron and are highly tuberculated....
New Paltz's Mountain Rest reservoirs are downstream from the Mohonk Preserve. We are lucky our reservoirs' watershed includes protected open space in the Mohonk Preserve. Water that we source adjacent to the Preserve - which currently represents 40% of all our municipal water - is cleaner and less expensive than water we purchase from the DEP.
Mohonk Preserve trails are magical, but we must also recognize the Preserve's contribution to helping provide our community with clean, affordable water.