Stay informed about water quality in your area and how to test the water you drink for contaminants with these helpful websites:
Find information on the state of New York City’s water supply and water quality from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection. Read more.
Learn about contaminants and water quality in Long Island’s surface water and groundwater courtesy of the Long Island Index. Read more.
Check out information about testing for contaminants, treating your water at home and other helpful information from Cornell’s Cooperative Extension. Read more.
For information on New York State’s water quality improvement project program -- which makes grants available to municipalities, soil and water conservation districts and non-profits to “reduce polluted runoff, improve water quality and restore habitat” in the state -- check out the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation website. Read more.
See more information on water quality monitoring and water use across New York state with the Department of Environmental Conservation’s 2012 water quality report. Read more.
New York’s beach water quality was ranked 22 out of 30 states by the National Resources Defense Council in its 2012 report. Read more.
For information on drinking water contaminants, ways to find a local water professional and tips for energy efficiency with your appliances, check out the Water Quality Association, a non-profit trade association for the water treatment industry. Read more.
Learn about healthy swimming water, water-related hygiene and causes of drinking and recreational water outbreaks with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.
The World Health Organization addresses water sanitation health by distributing information on water-related diseases, healthcare waste, drinking-water quality and more. Read more.
See more information on water quality, water use, surface water and groundwater across the nation on the U.S. Geological Survey’s website. Read more.
Check the Environmental Protection Agency’s water quality standards site for information on drinking water standards, a list of federal rules on quality standards and points of contact for EPA coordinators in your region. Read more.
For information on water quality as it relates to agriculture, see the United States Department of Agriculture’s website to learn about watershed research, wetlands and water webinars. Read more.