ALBANY – Concerns about public drinking water quality and contamination are rising in communities across New York State and the nation. In response, the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) recently released a report that addresses the county role in public drinking water systems across the state. The report recommends a more streamlined process for notifying the public when EPA violations are identified in our drinking water systems.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) oversees the supply of public drinking water to ensure that it is suitable for people to drink. To assure the safety of drinking water in New York, the DOH in partnership with county health departments, regulates the operation, design and quality of public water supplies.