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    Onondaga County Health Department is nationally accredited and meets rigorous public health standards necessary to best serve the needs of our community.
    Drinking Water


    John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
    421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
    Phone: (315) 435-6600
    Email:  PHEng@ongov.net


    This Bureau of Public Health Engineering program provides engineering services in the following areas:

    • Public Water Systems (PWSs) – surveillance, inspection, and regulatory oversight

    • Permitted Non-Public Water Systems (NPs) – surveillance, inspection, and regulatory oversight

    • Bottled and bulk water – inspection and complaint investigation

    • Individual well water supplies – provide information, education, and assistance

    • Plan review and approval – public water system improvements (source, treatment, distribution, and storage)

    • Plan review and approval – backflow prevention devices

    • Sampling – surveillance and monitoring

    • Water operators – evaluation for certification

    • Water operators and other water industry professionals – provide training and assistance

    • Complaint investigations

    • Contamination investigations

    • Issuing Boil Water Orders and other Public Notifications

    • Provides the public with information and education on public and private drinking water  

    • Surface water,  i.e. lake and stream, and groundwater quality investigations

    • Coordinates closely with the Plumbing Control Section of Onondaga County’s Department of Water Environment Protection and local code enforcement officials


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