It's not the way we want Sleepy Hollow to be known, but, unfortunately, the village's name has been in the news nationwide as the .
Reports surfaced from as far away as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that the Ironman triathlon in NYC this weekend might be threatened because of the chlorinated human waste from an outflow pipe in Sleepy Hollow.
At last, our reputation can be restored: the sewage discharge at is done, reports Heather McGill, in the communications department for the Department of Health. As far as the status of the water advisory warning people to stay clear of contact with the river water until further notice, that's being determined.
McGill was on a conference call around 2 p.m. working out the details on a press release she said would be forthcoming shortly. Officials are calculating the amount of sewage that actually entered the river, analyzing test results from Thursday's water sampling, and considering when the water advisory could be lifted, or if more water quality tests are necessary.
Stay tuned to Patch for further updates.
Even when the water advisory is lifted, would you swim in the Hudson this weekend? Weigh in in the comments.