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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Emergency Water Conservation Advisory



Emergency Water Conservation Advisory                                                

The Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority is requesting that all of its water customers in the Towns of Hyde Park and Rhinebeck institute immediate measures to reduce water use until further notice. Affected areas include; the Hyde Park Water System (formerly the Hyde Park Fire and Water District), the Staatsburg Water System (including areas in the southern part of the Town of Rhinebeck), Zone L and the Harbourd Hills/Zone D Water System.                 

A restriction at the intake pipe in the Hudson River has significantly reduced the amount of water that can be treated by the Hyde Park Water Treatment Plant and supplied to the distribution system. Heavy ice in the river is hampering efforts to deploy divers to clear the intake screens.

Customers will be notified when the situation returns to normal.                  

Water use reduction measures include:       

  • Make sure all unused taps are completely shut off
  • Limit or postpone use of water-intensive appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines                       
  • Limit or postpone backwashing of filters and water softeners                        
  • Postpone washing vehicles                       
  • Eliminate any unnecessary water use

For additional information please contact the DCWWA at (845) 486-3601 or via our website at (alerts and advisories).


The Water and Wastewater Authority is excited to announce that its office is moving. As of Monday, January 28, 2019 the new address will be:                   

1 Lagrange Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Our phone, fax, and emails remain the same.

During this period of transition, communication may be delayed. Please accept their apologies.                                   



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