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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

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

Water Quality Testing

Ground water can contain a wide variety of both naturally-occurring and man-made minerals and chemicals.  Some of these can impart tastes and odors, cause staining of fixtures, or even leave sediments while others are undetectable without testing. 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

Onsite Water Supplies

Most residents who live in rural areas get their water from onsite sources.  Drilled wells are the most common type of onsite water supply in Cattaraugus County, although driven-point wells and springs can still be found serving older homes.  These water supplies come in all shapes and sizes and are collectively referred to as “private water supplies”.  Read more

Don't Forget to Spring Forward!

News from Emergency Services posted on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:23pm

Don't forget to Spring Forward 2013!

Daylight savings time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013.  Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour either before you go to bed on Saturday night or when you wake up Sunday morning!

Also, don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

DEC Burn Ban Begins March 15, 2012

News from Emergency Services posted on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 2:35pm
Cattaraugus County Burn Ban in Effect from March 15 to May 15

Cattaraugus County Burn Ban in Effect from March 15 to May 15

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) ban on burning begins on March 15, 2012, and continues through May 15, 2012.

This regulation means that there are no open fires allowed during the March 15th to May 15th time period.

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