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Hudson Water Treatment Plant

September 2004



 Started a new job out here in beautiful Hudson New York on top of a mountain with deer and squirrels pleasantly interrupting the day as they gaze on our work constructing a Water Treatment plant with JettIndustries as the General contractor. The crane I am operating is a 125 ton FMC link Belt with a 110 ft. boom and we are presently completing the first level of the building and getting ready to pour the floor of the ground level.

 The carpenters I am working with are out of the Newburgh local 19  and 324 and Ironworkers from Interstate Reinforcement and Laborers Local 1000, all of whom are doing a great job and are great workers. Never a dull moment on this jobsite as these fellows are trying hard to get work completed before the cold weather sets in. Also Clifford Gray is doing the electrical work.

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Water Treatment plant on schedule

by Bob Mitchell


The $10 million water treatment plant on Rossman Avenue is on schedule Hudson Department of Public Works Superintendent Charles Butterworth told the Common Council DPW Committee on Tuesday. When the project got under way at the end of September 2003, Mayor Richard Scalera said the project would take an estimated 500 days.

But a bad winter shut down the project for several months.

Scalera said Tuesday that the estimated completion date is set for the fall of 2005.

The state kicked in $2 million for the project and the city is borrowing the $8 million balance over 30 years at O percent interest.

JettIndustries is the general contractor. Scalera has called the company a leader in the field of firms specializing in water treatment plants.

Pictures of the Hudson project as it has progressed can be found at www.womanoperator.org/jett_industries.htm

 The state mandated replacement water filtration plant will have a 2.5 million gallon holding tank.

The city gets its water from the Churchtown Reservoir in Taghkanic and stores it in the clear/surface well at the top of Rossman Avenue.

The state has been after the city for sometime to change the system.

The city's water supply is gravity fed all the way from Churchtown.

A. Colarusso and Son is chipping in $200,000 a year in a 30 year lease town deal between the city and Colarusso, letting the company mine rock on  339 acres on Newman Road contiguous with property that contains the city's backup water supply.