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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."

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

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