disinfection

Waterborne Illness & Disinfection

Worldwide, disease causing organisms are by far the most important drinking water contaminants in terms of public health.  There are many different types of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, protozoa and parasites) that can be transmitted by unsafe drinking water, most of which cause severe diarrheal illness and vomiting.  According to the World Health Organization, 1.8 million people die each year from waterborn Read more

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. Read more

Waterborne Illness & Disinfection

Worldwide, disease causing organisms are by far the most important drinking water contaminants in terms of public health.  There are many different types of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, protozoa and parasites) that can be transmitted by unsafe drinking water, most of which cause severe diarrheal illness and vomiting.  According to the World Health Organization, 1.8 million people die each year from waterborne pathogens.   Most of these deaths are Read more

Water & Sewage Utilities

Safe drinking water supplies and proper sewage disposal are of great importance to public health worldwide.  Proper construction and maintenance of these systems is the first line of defense against the spread of disease.  In Cattaraugus County, the Environmental Health Division is responsible for enforcement of state and federal water and sewage disposal regulations as well as the monitoring of public water supplies.  We also provide information and technical assistance to residents who have concerns about their water, or sewage disposal. Read more

Public Swimming/Bathing Facilities

Public swimming facilities in Cattaraugus County require inspection and a “Permit to Operate” issued by the Health Department.  Typically, these fall into one of two categories, swimming pools and bathing beaches.  If you intend to operate one of these facility types, please contact the Environmental Health Division.  Note that all public swimming facilities require review and approval of engineering plans prior to construction. Read more

Operation Report Forms for Public Water Systems & Public Pools

The “DOH-360CUV: Water System Operation Report” form is used to report on the daily operation of disinfection systems for public water supplies.

The "DOH-1323: Report on Operation of Swimming Pool" form is used to report on the daily operation of disinfection systems for public swimming pools.

Both of these forms are available in two file types below.  One is a pdf version that may be printed and filled in by hand.  The other is a MS Excel file, for operators that wish to fill out the report on a computer.  Read more

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