Hudson River Water Quality

An important factor in determining how safe water is for swimming is the amount of a class of bacteria in the water called fecal coliform.

Fecal coliform are the class of bacteria that live in animal guts and get into water from animal, including human, waste. The NYS Department of Health requires that the fecal coliform level for safe swimming be less than 1,000 colonies per 100 milliliters of water. Every year the Dutchess County Department of Health tests the water at the pool site on a weekly basis from May to Labor Day. Their results show that the water quality at the pool site is consistently acceptable for swimming.

Additionally, see the latest results on water testing by Riverkeeper.