drinking water

Private Water Supplies

Water supplies not meeting the definition of a "Public Water Supply" are typically referred to as private water supplies.  The NYS Department of Health has established standards for well construction and guidelines for proper siting and water quality testing.  Educational information and recommendations are provided on request. Read more

Public Water Systems

A “Public Water System” is a water system meeting certain definitions found in Federal and State drinking water regulations.  These systems are monitored and inspected by the Environmental Health Division for compliance with strict treatment, reporting, and water quality standards.  Read more

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