Coliform Testing & Water System Disinfection Instructions
Coliform Bacteria in Drinking Water Supplies - contains a brochure produced by the New York State Department of Health with information regarding coliform testing (the standard test for potability). This brochure aims to help interpret the results of your water sample.
CCHD: Instructions for Disinfection of Private Water Wells - describes how to perform a temporary disinfection of your water system. We recommend this be performed following repairs to your system, whenever starting up a seasonal water supply, whenever a coliform test indicates contamination, or whenever you suspect that your well might have been contaminated (flooding, etc.).
More information about coliform testing and drinking water disinfection can be found on the "Waterborne Illness & Disinfection" page.