The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) have launched a new website, Know Your NY Water, created by the statewide Water Quality Rapid Response Team efforts, established in 2016.
The website provides New Yorkers with information about the state’s public drinking water and the health of New York’s abundant lakes, rivers, and streams, as well as waters used for recreation and habitat protection. Users can search by location to learn more about the water they use or encounter.
The Know Your NY Water website features a map of New York’s waterbodies and links to fact sheets about lakes and streams that provide information about water quality, causes and sources of water quality impairments, and the status of restoration efforts.
In addition, the website allows users to find the nearest large public drinking water system and view its Annual Drinking Water Quality Report and contact information. New Yorkers on public water supplies will continue to receive annual water quality reports directly from their water suppliers, in addition to the information available on this website.
The Know Your NY Water website was created by DEC and DOH in partnership with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS).
For more information about public drinking water, contact the local health department.
For information about New York State lakes, rivers, and streams contact DEC at [email protected]