Westchester County

Water Quality

Water Quality

Environmental health inspectors respond to septic system overflows and sewage spills to prevent the contamination of bathing beaches, water bodies and well water. Drinking water quality is ensured through expanded monitoring and sampling of county water supplies.

Environmental engineers regularly monitor water and sewage treatment plants to improve and maintain healthful and safe drinking and bathing water quality and to prevent and control water pollution.

Environmental engineers maintained a leadership role in negotiations with New York City about watershed protection. Representatives from Westchester County government worked to help bring about effective regulation to protect the NYC water supply system which also serves 85 percent of Westchester's water needs.

Public Water Supply Protection Forms

Resources

Guidelines for plan submissions:

See also backflow prevention.