Chemung County has an extensive drinking water program. First is the regulation of all Public Water Supplies. This includes Community Water Systems, Non-Transient Non-Community Water Systems, and Non-Community Water Systems. We also work with Non-Public Water Systems to provide guidance and support.
Public Water Supplies
This page is intended to assist both the consumer of public water as well as those responsible for operating Public Water Supplies (PWS's).
The regulation governing Public Water Systems is found in Subpart 5-1 of the NYS Sanitary Code.
The New York Department of Health (NYSDOH) standards for the construction of wells serving public water systems is Appendix 5-D: Special Requirements for Wells serving Public Water Systems.
The form that is to completed and included with engineered plans for public water system improvements (including watermain extensions) is DOH-348.
The NYSDOH has a lot of resources available for Public Water Supplies and the general public. Rather than duplicate that information here, we will simply provide you with links to important pages of the NYSDOH website. Click on the appropriate link below to go to the State's webpage covering that topic:
Over 80% of the County's population is served by public water. This still leaves a large number of people served by private water supplies.
EHS provides guidance and technical support on matters relating to private water supplies. We can troubleshoot problems you are experiencing with your water supply.
There are times when it is advised that you "disinfect" your well. EHS has created a "Fact sheet" to assist you with this process. It is the second page of a two-page document. The first page is the procedure for sampling your water. The second page is the disinfection procedure.
NYSDOH FACT SHEETS
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has created several "fact sheets" to assist you with issues related to individual water supply wells.