Private Drinking Water

The Environmental Health Unit will provide technical assistance to property owners regarding their private water supply; water supply sources include dug or drilled wells, ponds, and springs.
 
Testing & Advice
If necessary, we can provide instructions to disinfect your well or recommend additional testing to be performed by a private certified lab. We can also help you to make an informed decision on whether or not you need to drill a new well, add water treatment, or upgrade your existing treatment system to better serve your needs.

Drilling Regulations
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulates water well drillers in the state.  For more information about their program, visit their website. You may also view an up-to-date list of registered well drillers.

Disinfection
If you choose to install or are required to install continuous disinfection, your choices are chlorination or ultraviolet light. If your home is supplied with surface water or a shallow dug well, it is recommended that filtration be installed.