The following information is intended for public water supply operators.
Part 5, Sub-part 5-1 of the New York State Sanitary Code establishes requirements for public drinking water supplies. Section 5-1.78 of Sub-part 5-1 requires owners or operators of public water systems to provide public notification to consumers when certain conditions are identified in the public water supply. These conditions include:
Language describing potential adverse health effects associated with an identified hazard or violation must be contained in a public notification to consumers. If a MCL, MRDL, and/or treatment technique violation exists, then mandatory health effects language (MHEL) must also be part of the notification.
Public water system operators should refer to Section 5-1.78 of Part 5, Sub-part 5-1 of the New York State Sanitary Code for more information about content, presentation, and standard language requirements for public notifications. A template for public notifications is also available from the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health.
The following is a list of analytes that can be present in drinking water. Clicking on one will bring up the mandatory health effects language for that analyte. The following information was obtained from the New York State Department of Health, the Environmental Protecton Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other sources as indicated.
|Disinfection and Disinfection Byproducts (6)|
|Chlorine Dioxide||Disinfection Byproducts and Treatment Techniques for DBPs||Chlorite|
|Organic Contaminants (63)|
|Aldicarb sulfone||Aldicarb sulfoxide||Atrazine|
|Butyl Alcohol||Carbofuran||Carbon tetrachloride|
|Cumene||2,4-D||Dacthal and Tetrachloroterephthalic Acid|
|Dibromochloropropane||Di isopropyl ether
(see Butyl Alcohol)
|1,4-Dichlorobenzene||Dichlorodifluoromethane (Freon 12)||1,1-Dichloroethane|
|Pentachlorophenol||Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)||Styrene|
|Tertiary Butyl Alcohol (TBA)
(See Butyl Alcohol)
|Turbidity||Surface Water Treatment Rule Treatment Technique Violation|
|Total Coliform||E. Coli||Cryptosporidium: Advisory for the Immunocompromised|
|Radon (Proposed)||Radium 226 (Proposed)||Radium 228 (Proposed)|
|Gross Alpha (Proposed)||Uranium (Proposed)||Beta and photon emitters (Proposed)|
|Potassium Permanganate (Draft)||Surface Water Treatment Rule|