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Drought Reminder

  • 24 August 2016
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As you may be aware, the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) issued a Drought Watch for the state of New York on July 15, 2016.  On August 3, 2016 the NYS DEC upgraded this situaiton to a Drought Warning for the western portions of New York State including your area (see:  These advisories reflect precipitation levels, reservoir/lake levels, stream flow, and groundwater levels.

Deadline for Water Fluoridation Equipment Grants: August 31, 2016

  • 15 August 2016
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The deadline for Round 2 of the Drinking Water Fluoridation Fund is approaching fast.  The funding opportunities from the NYS Department of Health support costs related to the construction, installation, repair, replacement, or upgrade of fluoride equipment in drinking water facilities. Both opportunities are now posted on the NYS Grants Gateway.


Former Water Operator of Sebring, Ohio Faces Criminal Charges Over Public Notice

  • 18 July 2016
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The former operator of the Sebring water system is facing criminal charges and a maximum fine of more than $2 million for allegedly failing to notify residents about potentially hazardous lead levels in their drinking water.  The charges are two counts of "recklessly failing to provide timely notice of individual lead tap water results to affected consumers within 30 days of receiving lab results (an unclassified misdemeanor), and one count of recklessly failing to provide timely sy

Public Water Systems - DROUGHT

  • 12 July 2016
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REMINDER for Public Water Systems!  As we enter another dry summer following prior dry months, please remember the following tips:


  • Review Emergency Response Plans for drought response measures; make sure information and contact numbers are all up-to-date.


  • Check water levels in sources/wells and re-assess operational and management plans.


  • Consider repairing leaking water mains sooner rather than later.