Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Department of Health (DOH) Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Natural Resources and Water Quality Division of Water Water Well Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York has authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the drinking water requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). New York generally follows the federal requirements, but has more stringent maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for some compounds.
New York has implemented water quality treatment districts established under applicable provisions of the county law and the town law, which allow the county or town to have ownership and operation of point-of-use treatment systems. A point-of-use treatment ...