Our Water

Since 2016, the Newburgh has been fluctuating between temporary drinking water sources—Browns Pond and the Catskill Aqueduct. Lake Washington, our original reservoir, is polluted with 12 different toxic PFAS chemicals and the City's filtration system is unable to remove them all. We're holding the polluters accountable for clean-up and seeking a long-term source of clean drinking water.

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Our Health

Our community was exposed to hazardous levels of the PFAS toxins between the 1990s and 2016. We are working with our health partners to get comprehensive medical care for all affected and to hold the U.S. Department of Defense and PFAS manufacturers accountable.

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Our Watershed

Our watershed, the land through which our drinking water flows to arrive at our tap, is part of the beautiful landscape of the Hudson Valley. However, this land is heavily polluted and overdeveloped. We stand for a future in which our watershed is well protected and fully restored, so that our community has long-term access to clean drinking water, recreation areas and greater economic viability.

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Looking to avoid PFAS in products? The Green Science Policy Institute has a list of products that are PFAS free. pfascentral.org/pfas-free-products/ ... See MoreSee Less

Time Sensitive! Two important PFAS testing opportunities!!!

🎯NYS DOH Biomonitoring🎯If you or someone you know has lived, worked or studied in the City of Newburgh or impacted areas AND is still interested to have testing for PFAS through the NYS Department of Health, please act now!Time is running out. This blood testing program ends February 29, 2024 and it takes time to get scheduled.Individuals interested in learning more or signing up should go to: www.health.ny.gov/newburgh🎯 Newborn Dried Spot (Infant Heel Prick Study)🎯Blood spots collected from all babies born in New York State shortly after birth are stored at the New York State Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Program and can tell you about PFAS exposures from before birth and even some information on a birth mother’s exposures as well.Babies born in New York State to mothers who lived in the City of Newburgh or Hoosick Falls area between 1998 and 2018 during the time of their child’s birth are able to participate.For more information and to register for one or both of these initiatives, please email beoe@health.ny.gov or call 518-402-7950****Espanol****¡Tiempo sensible! ¡¡¡Dos importantes oportunidades de prueba de PFAS!!! 🎯 Biomonitoreo del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York🎯 Si usted o alguien que conoce ha vivido, trabajado o estudiado en la ciudad de Newburgh o en áreas afectadas Y todavía está interesado en hacerse la prueba de PFAS a través del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York, ¡actúe ahora! El tiempo se acaba. Este programa de análisis de sangre finaliza el 29 de febrero de 2024 y lleva tiempo programarlo. Las personas interesadas en obtener más información o registrarse deben visitar: www.health.ny.gov/newburgh 🎯 Mancha seca del recién nacido (estudio del pinchazo en el talón del bebé)🎯 Las gotas de sangre recolectadas de todos los bebés nacidos en el estado de Nueva York poco después del nacimiento se almacenan en el Programa de Detección de Recién Nacidos del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York y pueden informarle sobre la exposición a PFAS antes del nacimiento e incluso también alguna información sobre la exposición de la madre biológica. Los bebés nacidos en el estado de Nueva York de madres que vivieron en la ciudad de Newburgh o en el área de Hoosick Falls entre 1998 y 2018 durante el momento del nacimiento de su hijo pueden participar. Para obtener más información y registrarse en una o ambas iniciativas, envíe un correo electrónico a beoe@health.ny.gov o llame al 518-402-7950 ... See MoreSee Less

Time Sensitive!  Two important PFAS testing opportunities!!!

🎯NYS DOH Biomonitoring🎯

If you or someone you know has lived, worked or studied in the City of Newburgh or impacted areas AND is still interested to have testing for PFAS through the NYS Department of Health, please act now!

Time is running out. This blood testing program ends February 29, 2024 and it takes time to get scheduled.

Individuals interested in learning more or signing up should go to: 
www.health.ny.gov/newburgh

🎯 Newborn Dried Spot (Infant Heel Prick Study)🎯

Blood spots collected from all babies born in New York State shortly after birth are stored at the New York State Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Program and can tell you about PFAS exposures from before birth and even some information on a birth mother’s exposures as well.

Babies born in New York State to mothers who lived in the City of Newburgh or Hoosick Falls area between 1998 and 2018 during the time of their child’s birth are able to participate.

For more information and to register for one or both of these initiatives, please email beoe@health.ny.gov or call 518-402-7950

****Espanol****

¡Tiempo sensible!  ¡¡¡Dos importantes oportunidades de prueba de PFAS!!!

 🎯 Biomonitoreo del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York🎯

 Si usted o alguien que conoce ha vivido, trabajado o estudiado en la ciudad de Newburgh o en áreas afectadas Y todavía está interesado en hacerse la prueba de PFAS a través del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York, ¡actúe ahora!

 El tiempo se acaba.  Este programa de análisis de sangre finaliza el 29 de febrero de 2024 y lleva tiempo programarlo.

 Las personas interesadas en obtener más información o registrarse deben visitar:
 www.health.ny.gov/newburgh

 🎯 Mancha seca del recién nacido (estudio del pinchazo en el talón del bebé)🎯

 Las gotas de sangre recolectadas de todos los bebés nacidos en el estado de Nueva York poco después del nacimiento se almacenan en el Programa de Detección de Recién Nacidos del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York y pueden informarle sobre la exposición a PFAS antes del nacimiento e incluso también alguna información sobre la exposición de la madre biológica.

 Los bebés nacidos en el estado de Nueva York de madres que vivieron en la ciudad de Newburgh o en el área de Hoosick Falls entre 1998 y 2018 durante el momento del nacimiento de su hijo pueden participar.

 Para obtener más información y registrarse en una o ambas iniciativas, envíe un correo electrónico a beoe@health.ny.gov o llame al 518-402-7950Image attachmentImage attachment

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We are working with Dept of Health to revert to the standards implemented in the last round. But sign up soon - the vouchers take 1-2 weeks to arrive (by email), which doesn't leave alot of time to get to St Luke's or another testing center.

This happened during the first round of blood testing - they sent a voucher which took some time to initiate. But this time the window for testing is so much shorter!

I'm frustrated that the Dept of Health hasn't implemented the standards that Newburgh Clean Water Project worked so hard ( for free) to implement in 2016/2017 : a simple walk- in program, an extended deadline and printed information in Spanish, English and Haitian Creole.

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The Newburgh Clean Water Project (NCWP) is a nonpartisan grassroots group of Newburgh residents. We engage our community in advocating for Newburgh’s long-term access to clean drinking water, comprehensive health resources for those who’ve been affected by PFAS and lead, and the restoration of our watershed— now and for future generations.

We welcome all who are concerned about the health of our community and clean water security. We are grateful to collaborate with local and regional advocates as well as a national network of frontline communities. Together, we work to hold our government and PFAS manufacturers accountable, share resources, and create equitable water solutions that keep our communities healthy.

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PFAS Chemicals

PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a large group of man-made toxic chemicals. (PFAS are sometimes also called PFCs, or perfluorinated compounds.)
Watch the film to find out what PFAS chemicals are, where they come from, what health effects they are associated with and what you can do about it!
Source: National PFAS CONTAMINATION COALITION


A National Issue

Tragically, the PFAS-contamination issues facing the City of Newburgh, NY are present and growing throughout the country.
"As of March 2019, at least 610 locations in 43 states are known to be contaminated, including drinking water systems serving an estimated 19 million people."
Source: Environmental Working Group
Polluters, particularly the Department of Defense and PFAS manufacturers, have not taken responsibility for the contamination, comprehensive cleanup or harm done to the public.

Our Allies

Newburgh Clean Water Project is informed by the work of these organizations and is honored to collaborate on our shared goals of clean drinking water, watershed restoration, and the health & economic wellbeing of our community.

Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance
Conservation Advisory Council