Annual Water Quality Report

Annual Water Quality Report

The Annual Water Quality Report is designed to provide consumers with information on the quality of the water delivered by their public water system. Annual Water Quality Reports must contain information about the water system; information on the source of the water; reporting levels of contaminants detected in the finished water; information on cryptosoridium, radon, and other unregulated contaminants; information on any violations of the national primary drinking water regulations; and information regarding any variances or exemptions the water system may be operating under.

Consumers have the right to know what is in their drinking water. The information contained in an Annual Water Quality Report can raise consumers' awareness regarding the source of their drinking water, help consumers to understand the process by which safe drinking water is delivered to their homes, and educate consumers about the importance of preventative measures, such as source protection, that ensure a safe drinking water supply. The information in the reports can be used by consumers, especially those with special health needs, to make informed decisions regarding their drinking water. Educated consumers are more likely to help protect their drinking water sources and to appreciate the true costs of safe drinking water.

Public water supplies serving greater than 100,000 people are required to post their Annual Water Quality Reports on the internet. For all other Annual Water Quality Reports, contact your local health department, Department of Health District Office or public water supplier.

Preparing Your Drinking Water Annual Water Quality Report

Annual Water Quality Report Templates - Updated 2014

  • For Community Water Systems Serving Fewer Than 1,000 Service Connections: This template is provided as a downloadable Microsoft Word Document, file size approximately 98KB. The template was created by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) for New York State Community Water Systems serving fewer than 1,000 service connections. If you have any questions regarding this template or need technical assistance, please call your local health department.
  • For Community Water Systems Serving 1,000 or More Service Connections: This template is provided as a downloadable Microsoft Word Document, file size approximately 103KB. The template was created by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) for New York State Community Water Systems serving 1,000 or more service connections. If you have any questions regarding this template or need technical assistance, please call your local health department.