well

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

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

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

Water Testing Services Information

The documents below contain information regarding water testing services available to residents of Cattaraugus County and educational information on how to interpret your results.

The "CCHD Certified Water Testing Services Price Sheet" contains a list of all potable water testing services available through the Cattaraugus County Health Department Laboratory.

The "Coliform Bacteria Brochure" contains information regarding bacteriological testing (the standard test for potability).  This brochure aims to help interpret the results of your water sample. Read more

Syndicate content
feedback