Public Water Supplies

This program's goal is to minimize potential health hazards related to public water supplies by enforcement of Part 5, Subpart 5-1 of the New York State Sanitary Code.

This program provides services in the following areas:

  • Works to ensure that public water systems are in compliance with Part 5 of the NYS Sanitary Code.
  • Investigates reports of water-related illnesses.
  • Issues Boil Water Notices and other advisories when necessary.
  • Provides technical assistance to water suppliers regarding water quality and water treatment.
  • Assists water suppliers in the creation of their Annual Water Quality Reports (AWQR).
  • Conducts inspections of public water supplies and issues written reports.
  • Responds to complaints regarding public water supplies.
  • Approves water system operators as per Subpart 5-4.
  • Enforces the NYS Sanitary Code SubPart 5-1 Public Water Systems.
  • Reviews and approves plans for water system improvements following the latest edition of the Recommended Standards For Water Works (10 State Standards).
  • Performs enforcement actions for violation of public water supply regulations.

2020 Annual Water Quality Reports for Cayuga County

As required by law, the community public water systems within Cayuga County publish an Annual Water Quality Report (AWQR). The AWQR answers many of the questions you may have about your water.