New York’s Online Water Portfolio Shares Drinking Water Data by ZIP Code
New York’s Online Water Portfolio Shares Drinking Water Data by ZIP Code.
Not just Canandaigua drinking water, but all public drinking water statewide is broken down into what it’s made of at "What’s In My Water?"
The site includes information on the presence of contaminants found through state and federal laboratory testing, and the location and nature of some potential threats to local drinking water, all searchable by ZIP code and maps.
"Access to clean drinking water should not be a privilege," according to Ahearn.
You can search by ZIP code for information on your public drinking water supply for recent testing data contained in government records.
This data contains information on the presence of detected regulated contaminants and unregulated contaminants.
For example, checking on drinking water in the city of Canandaigua, you see coliform as a regulated contaminant was in violation from June 1, 2007 to June 20, 2007.
Anestoria Shalkowski, NYPIRG Clean Water Project coordinator, said the research project was done to provide a "one-stop-shop" for information about your local public drinking water.
"It became very important for New Yorkers to be able to see what are the public health threats to our drinking water and groundwater resources within the state, particularly after Flint, Mich., and Hoosick Falls, [N.Y]," Shalkowski stated.
New York state has 2,324 active community-based public water systems that collectively provide the tap water to about 80 percent of the state’s population, or 16 million people.