Department of Health

Oversight of Public Water Supply Systems (Follow-Up Report)

Public water systems in New York State must comply with health and safety requirements in the Public Health Law and State Sanitary Code. The Department of Health is responsible for overseeing local compliance with these requirements. In audit report 2003-S-36, we examined the Departmentís oversight activities and found that the Department effectively monitored local compliance and took appropriate corrective action when required. We also determined that certain improvements could be made in the Departmentís monitoring practices. When we followed up on our recommendations for improvement, we found that they had been implemented by the Department.

For a complete copy of Report 2006-F-15 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.