NEW CITY, NY (WCBS 880) – Rockland County residents are another step closer to drinking Hudson River water.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

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United Water’s test plant is up and running to find the most effective and affordable way to purify the Hudson.

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“We are confident that we will be able to purify water to meet or surpass all government safe drinking water standards,” United Water’s Steve Goodsmith told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.

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Goodsmith says once they find the best way to purify the water they’ll build a $100 million treatment plant in Haverstraw and they expect that plant to be in place by 2015.