Testing


Test results have been reported in Parts Per Trillion (ng/L or ppt) when possible for consistancy in reporting. In some instances, results may be indicated in Parts Per Billion (g/L or ppb). To convert Parts Per Billion to Parts Per Trillion, move the decimal point three positions to the right. i.e.: 1.0 ppb = 1000.0 ppt. The EPA's Provisional Health Advisory for PFOA is 400.0ppt (or 0.4ppb).

The raw water in the 3 Municipal Wells have tested at ranges between 150ng/L (lowest contaminated well), to 662ng/L (highest contaminated well). The first action taken was to shut down the well with the highest contamination.

Private wells tested as of 1/20/16 that showed levels of PFOA ranged between 8.6ng/L at the lowest and 412ng/L at the highest.

The 5 groundwater test wells at the Saint-Gobain McCaffery Street facility have tested at ranges between 20ng/L and 18,000ng/L.

Click on the headings of past years to see the water test results reported in that year.

2014:

2015:

January 29, 2015—PFOA Lab Results - Village of Hoosick Falls

February 11, 2015—PFOA Lab Results - MRB

February 11, 2015—PFOA Lab Results - C.T. Male

May 26, 2015—Calgon GAC Pilot Test with Hoosick Falls Water Results

March 17, 2015—Experimental PAC Test Results - MRB

June 04, 2015—NYSDOH Private Well Testing Officially reported to Village in September 2015 (individual addresses redacted for privacy reasons).

Saint-Gobain McCaffery Street property exploratory testing results (C.T. Male)

2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2016:

January 19, 2016—NYSDOH Private Well Testing Second Round Reported to Village 1/19/16 (individual addresses redacted for privacy reasons)

February 26, 2016— NYSDOH ongoing testing summary. Reported to Village February 26, 2016.

February 26, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results

March 11, 2016—NYSDOH ongoing testing summary. Reported to Village March 13, 2016

March 30, 2016—Letter to the Village re: mucipal water testing results Lab Reports 01, Lab Reports 02

April 12, 2016—Letter to the Village re: mucipal water testing resultsLab Reports

May 13, 2016—Letter to the Village re: mucipal water testing resultsLab Reports

May 25, 2016—Letter to the Village re: mucipal water testing resultsLab Reports

June 08, 2016—Letter to the Village re: mucipal water testing resultsLab Reports

June 20, 2016—Letter to the Village re: mucipal water testing resultsLab Reports

August 3, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for June 16, 2016 Lab Reports

August 3, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for July 6, 2016Lab Reports

August 3, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for July 14, 2016Lab Reports

August 8, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for July 28, 2016Lab Reports

August 9, 2016—Town Pool PFC testing results (prior to refilling)

Sept. 6, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for August 11, 2016Lab Reports

Sept. 6, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for August 25, 2016Lab Reports

Oct. 3, 2016—Coliform testion violation

Oct. 14, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for Sept. 8, 2016Lab Reports

Oct. 31, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for Sept. 22, 2016Lab Reports

Oct. 31, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for Oct. 6, 2016Lab Reports

Nov. 17, 2016—Letter to the Village re: municipal water testing results for Oct. 20, and Nov. 3, 2016Lab Reports for Oct. 20, Lab Reports for Nov. 3

November 23, 2016—NYSDEC Hoosick/Petersburgh regional groundwater and sediment testing results

2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2017:

2018:

January 30, 2018—Lab Reports November 02, 2017Lab Reports December 07, 2017Lab Reports January 04, 2018

February 14, 2018—Updates From the Mayor Regarding New Testing Methods, the GAC Filtration System, and compounds PFBA and PFPeA

January 9, 2018—Samples - Results from Dr Detlef Knappe of North Carolina State University
January 18, 2018—Samples - Summary of Results from NYS DOH's Wadsworth Laboratory – Full Lab ReportLetter to Mayor
February 9, 2018—Samples - Summary of Results from NYS DOH's Wadsworth Laboratory – Full Lab ReportLetter to Mayor

August 28, 2018—Lab Reports from January 19th, 2018February 2nd, 2018March 1st, 2018April 5th, 2018May 3rd, 2018June 7th, 2018July 6th, 2018August 2nd, 2018

 

Honeywell John Street Facility Soil Testing
February 7, 2017—John Street Discovery Map
Honeywell John Street Fact Sheet
Letter to John Street Residents
EPA/DEC Soil/Surface Water Testing
February/March, 2016—Soil Sampling Location Maps
April 1, 2016—EPA Final PFC Soil Data - Ballfields and Athletic Fields (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet 31pp, 513K)
April 4, 2016—EPA Final Organic and Inorganic Soil Data - Ballfields and Athletic Field (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet 696pp, 5Mb)
July 22, 2016—DEC letter to Town/Village re:Exploratory Sampling
Attachments:
Figure 1 Sample Well Event 1
Figure 2 Sample Well Event 2
Figure 3 Sample Well Event 3
Figure 4 Sample Well Event 1 and Landfill Data
Figure 5 Soil and Tributary Sampling
Figure 6 School Bus Garage
Results Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet)
PFOA Discovery Maps
January 26, 2016—NYSDOH map of private well testing results
March 11 ,2016—NYSDOH updated map of testing results
March 20, 2016—NYSDOH updated map of testing results
April 6, 2016—NYSDOH updated map of testing results
May 3, 2016—NYSDOH updated map of testing results
May 18, 2016—NYSDOH updated map of testing results
June 24, 2016—NYSDOH updated map of testing results
August 3, 2016—NYSDOH updated map of testing results

Graphical map of testing results from the Village, the NYSDOH, and Saint-Gobain. The private wells indicated are from the first and second rounds of private well testing completed by the NYSDOH. The Saint-Gobain exploratory well testing indicated can be seen in the complete report from Saint-Gobain. The map indicates where reportable contamination has been found. Levels indicated are from a point in time and do not indicate absolute numbers or account for natural variations in groundwater levels. The map will be updated with any new discoveries from ongoing testing.
Private Well Testing
If you have a private well that you would like tested, the New York State Department of Health has offered to assist. To request testing you can contact Albert DeMarco at 518-402-7860, or send an email to beei@health.ny.gov. If you have arranged for your own testing of your well, please notify the EPA of the results by contacting Larisa Romanowski at 518-407-0400 or romanowski.larisa@epa.gov. Because of limited staff and resources, private well testing in the vicinity of the known contamination area will be given priority over additional well testing.

Other Resources
Drinking water Standards and the Health Effects of Drinking Contaminated Water