Saugerties' Blue Mountain Reservoir "cannot supply adequate water for additional development".
The information presented at last night's public meeting was non-biased and thorough. The conclusion of the report performed by Paul Rubin, president of HydroQuest:
The 1.8 million gallons of water per day that has been used to support expansion is based on a water value metering, NOT on empirical data. In other words, the 1.8 figure is baseless and inaccurate.
There has NEVER been a study performed based on historical data. Therefore when severe times of drought [eventuality] occur, there will be NO water for those businesses.
A more accurate [though optimistic] figure is 1.2 million gallons per day which would suggest that another source for water is needed if Kings Highway and other development is to have adequate water volume.
Not acting upon this new data would lead to law suits and severe consequences for those of us who receive our water from the Blue Mountain Reservoir.