Water Agencies and Regulators Govt Contact Phone Email  Website                        
Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Public Water System Supervision
EPA Cathy Milbourne 202-564-7849 milbourn.cathy@epa.gov https://www.epa.gov/newsroom/media-contacts
EPA Region 2 New York[1] Fed John Senn senn.john@epa.gov https://www.epa.gov/ny
EPA email alerts subscription[2] Fed
EPA Groundwater and Drinking Water Fed https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/forms/contact-us-about-ground-water-and-drinking-water
EPA Safe Drinking Water Act Rules https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/drinking-water-regulations
EPA delgated public water system supervision https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/public-water-system-supervision-pwss-grant-program
EPA Notice on PFAS Fed https://www.epa.gov/pfas/basic-information-pfas
EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline  800-426-4791                    
International Joint Commission[3] 202-736-9000 https://www.ijc.org/en
National Oceanographic Administration https://www.noaa.gov/
Water Testing Labs
Energy Lab https://www.energylab.com/water-systems/
5 Strands[4] https://www.5strands.com
US Geological Survey Weather, River Flows, Climate Change info https://dashboard.waterdata.usgs.gov/app/nwd/?region=lower48&aoi=default                    
State DOH, Environmental Health, Emergency Management
States may enforce their own water regulations, as long as they are at a minimum compliant with federal regulations.
DOH Bureau of Water Supply Protection[5] NYS Steve Gladding[6] 518-402-7650 https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/doh_pub_contacts_map.htm
ALBANY New York State Sewer Overflow Notification System https://www.albanycounty.com/departments/water-purification-district
NYS Health - Media Inquiries[7] NYS press@health.ny.gov
NY Emergency Management Administration[8] NYS/US Colin Brennan (Media):  518-474-2214 https://www.ny.gov/agencies/office-emergency-management
Know Your NY Water - enter a zip code https://water.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/waterqual/#/home
Water Tracker - NYS Water Map https://apps.health.ny.gov/statistics/environmental/public_health_tracking/tracker/index.html#/waterMaps
Public Water Systems Operations Regulatory NYS https://regs.health.ny.gov/content/section-5-172-operation-public-water-system
Blue Green Algae Guidance NYS https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2849/
Lead in Drinking Water NYS https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2508/
NYS Drinking Water standards for PFOA, PFOS NYS https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/docs/water_supplier_fact_sheet_new_mcls.pdf
NYS DOH Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment NYS 518-402-7800
Drinking Water Quality Council https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/dwqc/
District Environmental Health[9] Sector/Watershed      ceheduc@health.ny.gov                          
Canton (St. Lawrence County) St. Lawrence WS   (315) 386-1040 #NAME?
Geneva (Ontario, Wayne, Yates Counties)   NORTHWEST/Southwest  (315) 789-3030
Glens Falls (Saratoga, Warren, Washington Counties) Central   (518) 793-3893
Herkimer (Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery Counties)   Central/Southwest/Northeast    (315) 866-6879
Hornell (Schuyler, Steuben Counties) Chemung River WS/Southwest (607) 324-8371
Monticello (Sullivan County) Delaware River WS   (845) 794-2045
Oneonta (Delaware, Greene, Otsego Counties)   Mohawk River - Central/Southwest    (607) 432-3911
Saranac Lake (Essex, Franklin, Hamilton Counties) Lake Champlain River   (518) 891-1800
Watertown (Jefferson and Lewis Counties) Black River WS   (315) 785-2277
Water Quality Monitoring, Assessment and Planning.
Indian Nations in NY[10] As Per Commissioner Policy 42[11]
County Nation Watershed/Sector Contact Phone Email Website
Seneca County Cayuga Nation Oswego River/NW Hartford Glen Water[12] 607.844.8351 ext 301 http://cayuganation-nsn.gov/index.html
Madison County Oneida Indian Nation Oswego River/NW Michael Massina[13] (315) 366-9647 OneidaNationNews@oneida-nation.org https://www.oneidaindiannation.com/
Onondaga County Onondaga Nation Oswego River/NW 315-469-0302 https://www.onondaganation.org/
Franklin County Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe St Lawrence River/NE (518) 358-2272 https://www.srmt-nsn.gov/
Chautauqua County Seneca Nation of Indians Allegheny River/SW https://sni.org/
Cattaraugus County Allegany Reservation 716) 945-1790
Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua Cattaraugus Reservation Niagara/Lake Erie/NW 716) 532-4900
Suffolk County - 11968 Shinnecock Indian Nation Atlantic/Long Island Sound
Genesee, Erie, Niagara Tonawanda Seneca Nation Niagara/Lake Erie/NW Linda - Environmental (716) 542-4244
Niagara - 14092 Tuscarora Nation Niagara/Lake Erie/NW Rene Rickard, Director[14] rrickard@hetf.org http://www.tuscaroras.com/
Suffolk County - 11950 Unkechaug Indian Nation (Poospatuck)[15] Atlantic/Long Island Sound (631) 395-1618
Nations with traditional ties to NY
Delaware Nation (Oklahoma)
Delaware Tribe of Indians (Oklahoma)
Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation of Wisconsin
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Office of Environmental Justice
Indian Nations Affairs Coordinator 625 Broadway, 14th Floor  Albany, NY 12233-1500 518-402-8556
CP42 consultation with Nations affecting water quality on Nation lands
Albany, NY 12233-1500
NY Watershed Stewardship Organizations
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper NY 716.852.7483 info@bnwaterkeeper.org
Genessee RiverWatch[16] NY George Thomas, Executive Director 585-233-6086
New York Rural Water Association NY 518-828-3155 nyrwa@nyruralwater.org https://www.nyruralwater.org/
National Rural Water Association[17] FED 580.252.0629 https://nrwa.org/
Water University[18] FED https://wateruniversity.org/
Watershed Agricultural Council[19] NY 607-865-7790 https://www.nycwatershed.org/
New York State Federation of Lake Associations[20] NY (315)677-9987 fola@nysfola.org https://nysfola.org/
New York State Canal Corporation[21] NY (518) 449-6000 https://www.ny.gov/agencies/canal-corporation
Watershed Alliance of York https://watershedallianceofyork.org/
New York Water Environment Association, Inc. (NYWEA)[22] (315) 422-7811 http://www.nywea.org/SitePages/About/default.aspx
Catskill Streams info@catskillstreams.org https://catskillstreams.org/
Ramapo River http://ramaporiver.org/
Hudson River Group Romanowski.Larisa@epa.gov [23] https://www.epa.gov/hudsonriverpcbs/hudson-river-group-list

Serving New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and 8 Indian Nations
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water, climate change, energy, water litigation
US and Canadian partnership on border water management
Blue Green algae hepatoxins test kits
Every day, New York’s public drinking water systems move billions of gallons of water into homes for drinking, cooking, and bathing. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) works with local health departments to regulate public water systems. New York State’s drinking water programs help ensure that public water supplies are protected and regularly monitored, and water treatment operators are properly trained and certified.
Owner: tel call May 18/21 Notes
Four Regions - Western, Capital, Central, Metro
District Offices - 21 states that do not provide their own water management are represented by one of 9 District Environmental Health offices

drinking water orders go from the county Dept of Health (or in some cases district office) to the affected water plant; the water plant then makes the advisory to the public; each water treatment plant has to make an annual water quality report to the county DOH (or District) based on the EPA regulations for drinking water; the report is a summary of all test results done in a given year, (not all tests have to be done every year), the reports are due in May each year, ratepayers get a link.
The local water plants do not report to state DOH, though they wish it were so.

May 18/21 emailed
to subscribe to email alerts for drinking water advisories
FirstNet in New York

Background:  On February 22, 2012, President Obama signed into law H.R.3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act), which includes provisions to fund and govern a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.
FirstNet Encourages States to Participate in the Nationwide Design

The design, build out, and management of the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) system is the responsibility of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an entity organized under the US Department of Commerce and the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA). FirstNet is managed by a board of directors from the ranks of federal, state, and local government along with industry representation. Outlined in the standards is a national public safety broadband system based upon the technology that commercial carriers are aligned with: Long Term Evolution (LTE). The alignment with commercial standards should allow common development of equipment and applications, lowering the traditionally high cost of public safety communications equipment.

The focus of this system is national. States will be required to adopt the standards set by FirstNet. The Act gives FirstNet control of the Band 14 700 MHz spectrum the NPSBN will be built upon. The only opt‐out available for states is to generate their own statewide plan that meets all of the national plan requirements. If they choose to opt-out, states would then need to construct and manage their own system, maintain connectivity with the national system core, and ensure that all updates and system improvements are in line with the national standard.

"The Public Safety Broadband User Group is charged with advising the State Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board and collaborating with the New York public safety community on matters such as FirstNet deployment; evolving standards development; public safety broadband grant status, including the State and Local Implementation Grant Program; promoting public safety broadband in the New York State public safety responder and secondary user communities; and collecting the needs, requirements, and expectations of the public safety and emergency management communities for broadband and communicating those through the State Point of Contact (SPOC) Team to FirstNet and AT&T."
The State District offices enforce regulations that protect the public's health, safety and environment related to food, water and indoor air quality in restaurants, camps, pools, beaches, hotels, motels and fairgrounds for the 21 counties/cities in New York State that do not deliver that service. They also investigate concerns about hazardous or unhealthy conditions in and around homes and workplaces.
Our Relationships with the Nations

The DEC recognizes that the state of New York has a unique relationship with each of these nations, particularly with the nine state recognized nations, who share many of our concerns. How and when we interact with these nations is discussed in Commissioner Policy 42. CP-42 describes how we interact with the nations on three broad issues:

    Natural resources, particularly concerning actions which may affect lands on which a nation resides, water or air quality of nation lands, and other natural resources of nation interest (e.g., wetlands, fisheries, wildlife, etc.).
    Cultural resources, particularly burials and archaeological sites. DEC reviews permit applications for projects that include land disturbance and the potential to impact these and other sites of cultural importance.
    Subsistence resources, specifically hunting, fishing and gathering.

The Office of Environmental Justice recognizes that knowing when and how to consult with the nations may be difficult. OEJ staff, particularly the Indian Nations Affairs Coordinator, welcomes any questions or comments regarding consultation.
CP-42 says that "Department staff shall consult with appropriate Indian Nation representatives on a government-to-government basis regarding matters affecting Indian Nation interests." When interacting with these nations, their leaders, and their citizens, we must be mindful that cultural practices and preferences may differ greatly between the parties. Additionally, many nations simply do not have the staff or resources that DEC does. As such, we should reach out to the nations as early as possible to ensure that they have the necessary time to consider their response and get back to us. Consultation, simply put, is meaningful involvement in the decision-making process, and meaningful involvement may require more time to which we, as DEC staff, are accustomed.
June 8/21 left a message for production team
Contacted Cayuga Nation - Tina referred me to this third party water operator
Environmental Manager
Director, Environment Dept.

Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force
The Sovereign Unkechaug Nation

The Unkechaug (“People from beyond the hill”) Nation maintains a sovereign relationship with the State of New York, other Indian Nations in the United States and Canada and other foreign powers. The Unkechaug Nation is located on the Poospatuck (“where the waters meet”) Reservation in Long Island, NY.

Under the provisions of colonial laws and later under the New York State Constitution (Article 12) the State of New York formally recognized the Unkechaug Nation of Indians in the 18th century. 1500 acres of land that had been long held by the Unkechaug and that continued from an original land agreement entered into with the King of England and the Unkechaug in the 17th century was set aside for the exclusive use of the Unkechaug. Today, that allotment has been stripped down to 55 acres; nevertheless, the affinity of the people to the land is as strong as in the past, if not even stronger today. The total population of tribal members, families, and extended relations is 450 of which approximately 250 reside on the Poospatuck Reservation. Housing density, and occupancy levels are unacceptable when measured against the rate of population growth and available land as well as the number of tribal members who want to return to their traditional homeland. The Unkechaug are faced with a rate of population growth greater than the national average and an increased demand for tribal services. Housing is an important priority but efforts to expand housing for tribal members are blocked by a lack of land. The Unkechaug are committed to increasing the land base in order to meet the needs of their members.
June 10/21 spoke with George, nothing newsy to report, he will email us if something comes up.
The National Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to training, supporting, and promoting the water and wastewater professionals that serve small and rural communities across the country.
About Water University

Today, the water and wastewater industry is more complex than ever. Economics, increasingly complex regulations and a changing society are shaping the water and wastewater industry. As the industry changes, there is a strong need to recognize individuals who provide leadership and create a standard for the future. The industry also needs new ways to educated, train and empower industry professionals to meet new challenges and achieve higher standards.

Water University

Water University was founded to meet the training and certification needs of the water industry. Leveraging the power of on-line technology and the vast knowledge of Rural Water, Water U provides affordable, high quality certification and training, on-demand, to water professionals across the world.

Water University’s Utility Management Certification is the first certification to recognize an individual’s knowledge and ability in management of a water or wastewater utility. The UMC has become a standard for recognizing management expertise and advancement potential.

Utility employees have used the UMC as a way to advance from field work into management. The certification has also become an important tool for water professionals seeking promotions and raises, since the certification recognizes experiences and accomplishments that may not be obvious to non-water professionals serving on boards and councils.

Our Mission

To promote the economic viability of agriculture and forestry, the protection of water quality, and the
conservation of working landscapes through strong local leadership and sustainable public-private partnerships.
Our Footprint
90% Farm Participation
120000 acres of Managed Forest Land
31867 Conservation Easement Acres
311 Pure Catskills Members
A Voice for New York Lakes

Welcome to the New York State Federations of Lake Associations, Inc. website. Founded in 1983, NYSFOLA is a not-for-profit coalition of lake associations, individuals, and corporate members dedicated to the protection and restoration of New York lakes.
Operate and maintain a premier waterway and trail system that honors the historic legacy of the Erie Canal and offers unique recreational and tourism opportunities, while also promoting sustainable economic development throughout the canal corridor.
Core Services:
Recreation and tourism, both water-borne and land-based; hydro-electric power generation; drinking water supply; agricultural irrigation; industrial water cooling; flood mitigation; and commercial navigation.

founded in 1929 as a non-profit, educational organization, by professionals in the field of water quality.
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