Government officials meet in Hoosick Falls to discuss new water filtration system

HOOSICK FALLS, NY (NEWS10) – “Hopefully they get it squared away soon”.

This was Kenneth Sbrega’s reaction to state, county, and local officials who were in town Saturday learning more about the new water filtration system.

“I think they’re going to be right on it. They’re going to be watching and keeping an eye on this chemical that’s in it. Where the source came from, nobody really knows”, said Sbrega.

They are working on it and Saturday proved to be another step. Officials spent more than an hour and a half on the property asking questions and looking at the progress.

“Getting an update on how things are progressing as far as this additional filtration in place to make sure we have safe drinking water”, said Congressman Chris Gibson.

“It was a good tour. It ultimately comes down to everybody being on the same page, wanting to get this thing done”, said Assemblyman Chris McLaughlin.

Mayor David Borge said that the meeting of the minds has been helpful in moving them forward.

“I think it was critical. I think it gives people at all levels the opportunity to see what’s actually happened. We all learned a lot. It was very, very good”, said Borge.

The officials are hoping to keep the village optimistic as they continue to work.

“Hang in there. It has been a difficult time. It has not been easy for anybody. I think for the most part people have been extremely patient and understanding. We can actually see something happening now”, said Borge.

“I’m enormously proud of the people here and they deserve solutions.  And we’re working on that”, said Gibson.

“We understand the fear. They should know there is a plan in place”, said McLaughlin.

There has been no timetable set for all of this to be fixed but officials said that they hope that this temporary fix will be up and running in the next few weeks.

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