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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 Quality: Bacteria


    Coliform Bacteria in Drinking Water


    NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) – Coliform Bacteria


    Click here for more information on bacteria in drinking water wells



    Boiling Water and Emergency Disinfection


    NYSDOH - Boiling Water and Emergency Disinfection

    New York Water/Wastewater Emergency Response Network (NYWARN)

    NYSDOH Coliform Bacteria in Drinking Water Supplies

    Boil Water Order

    CDC Infographic - How Legionella Affects Building Water Systems and People


    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Legionella (Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever)


    CDC - Causes, How it Spreads, and People at Increased Risk


    CDC - How Legionella Affects Building Water Systems and People  (PDF)


    CDC - What Owners and Managers of Buildings and Healthcare Facilities Need to Know about the Growth and Spread of Legionella

    EPA - Legionella Drinking Water Fact Sheet (PDF)

    EPA - Legionella: Drinking Water Health Advisory (PDF)

    NYSDOH – Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ Disease)  (PDF Version)

    NYSDOH – Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ Disease) Frequently Asked Questions



    Legionella in Hot Tubs


    CDC - Facts About Legionella and Hot Tubs (PDF)

    CDC - Disinfection of Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella (PDF)



    Legionella in Cooling Towers


    NY State NYCRR Title 10 Part 4 Protection Against Legionella (PDF)

    NYSDOH – Register a Cooling Tower and Submit Reports

    NYSDOH – Registered Cooling Tower Map



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