Source water planning
Source Water Policy – New York
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Community water systems are required to implement source water protection plans
New York’s Drinking Water Source Protection Program is voluntary.
Community water systems are encouraged to implement source water protection plans
The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have an initiative to assist municipalities with assessing and supporting drinking water source protection programs.
Funding is available to implement plans
Periodic updates to plans are required
For FY 2022, the State Revolving Fund program utilized set-aside funding for source water protection programs
Monitoring sources of drinking water accessed through private wells is required
While public water supplies are regularly tested for a variety of contaminants, inspected, and maintained, these same activities are left to the homeowner in the case of an individual water supply in New York state.
Funding is available to mitigate compromised sources of drinking water accessed through private wells
The state of New York does not provide funding to mitigate issues with compromised private wells.
Jurisdiction implements this program component
Jurisdiction does not implement this program component
Jurisdiction partially implements this program component