Poughkeepsie demands water funds from Wappingers Falls

Jun 22, 2012

The Village of Wappingers Falls, New York may have switched to its own water supply, but the village has a contact with the Joint Poughkeepsie Water Agency through the end of the year — and the City and Town of Poughkeepsie want their money. Hudson Valley Correspondent Hank Gross reports...

The village hasn’t paid the $488,400 it owns for usage for the last part of 2011 and the first half of this year, and Mayor John Tkazyik has also sought mediation to get its money.

“We will seek legal action to recoup the funds because they will impact on the city and town taxpayers, because the general fund will have to subsidize the shortfall,” Tkazyik said.

The contract with Wappingers Falls guarantees the village will use a minimum of 522,000 gallons per day and at that rate, the village will owe the water board another $500,000 by the end of this year, said Tkazyik.