Saugerties, NY...Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) today addressed the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) at a virtual public statement hearing on the management and operations of Hudson Valley Water Company following a DPS investigation into the utility that was spurred by more than 25 customer complaints regarding water and service quality. At the hearing, Hinchey, who represents parts of Ulster County, including the Town of Hurley, called for improvements on behalf of residents living in the West Hurley service area and cited long-standing negligence on the part of the utility, including frequent and unannounced service interruptions, poor customer service and billing practices, and contaminants in the water supply that have caused public health concern. The Senator’s comments are available here.
Senator Michelle Hinchey represents the 46th Senate District, which includes Greene and Montgomery Counties and parts of Albany, Schenectady, and Ulster Counties. Senator Hinchey serves as Chair of the Agriculture Committee and sits on the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Energy and Telecommunications, Environmental Conservation, and Local Government Committees.