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Water Treatment Systems

Choosing the right water treatment system for your home can be challenging and expensive.  There are many different types of treatment systems available and there are often several different ways to address a water quality problem.  No one type of treatment system is appropriate for all situations. Read more

Individual Water Supply Fact Sheets

The downloads below contain a series of fact sheets produced by the NYS Department of Health intended to provide guidance to NYS residents on the proper construction, maintenance and use of private water supplies.  Please note that these fact sheets are intended to supplement the "NYS Sanitary Code - Subpart 5-1, Appendix B: Standards for Water Wells."

Environmental Health Services

The Environmental Health Division of the Cattaraugus County Department of Health is charged with enforcement of the NYS Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR), NYS Public Health Law and the Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District.  In addition, we issue permits and review engineering plans for many associations, businesses and activities, which Read more

Water/Sewage Surveys for Real Property Transfers

The Environmental Health Division routinely conducts inspections of private water supplies and sewage disposal systems for real property transfers.  These surveys are mandatory for all transfers of real property with onsite water supplies or sewage disposal systems.  There are certain exemptions (see the link to Part 17 of the Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District below).

Exemptions Include: Read more

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

Water-Sewage Survey Request Form

The "Water/Sewer Survey Request Form" is used to request a survey (or inspection) of private water supplies and sewage disposal systems in connection with Real Property Transfers.  Cattaraugus County requires that these surveys be performed for many types of property transfers.  In addition, lending agencies may also require them as part of the lending process.

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