New York State’s Water Quality

New York City has one of the cleanest water systems in the world, but you should still take steps to ensure your water supply is safe.

Because NYC’s water supply is unfiltered, an aggressive program of watershed protection is essential to protect it at its source. The continued quality of the city’s premier drinking water depends on ensuring that the watersheds remain unpolluted and that the water infrastructure is sound. The greatest threats to the NYC watershed are sprawl, aging infrastructure and the presence of pharmaceuticals in our waters.

New York City tap water can get contaminated once it moves into the pipes that supply individual buildings, homes, and even schools — in fact, an incident of lead contamination in schools recently occurred in Newark, N.J.

Corrosive water, which has high acidity and low calcium carbonate, is more likely to leach lead from pipes. Fortunately, our water’s acid and calcium content are carefully controlled.

Still, if you live in an older house that may have lead pipes, you can take a simple step to reduce the risk of lead contamination: run a tap for at least 30 seconds in the morning, before using it for drinking, food preparation, or baby formula.

Running the tap clears the lines, flushing water that has been in the pipes overnight.

Some parts of the New York metropolitan area have a less secure water supply. Sections of Queens and Long Island rely on well water, which can be affected by soil contaminants.

If your water comes from a well, scrutinize the water company’s annual statement about chemical levels in the water. If you have any doubts about its safety, send a sample of your water for testing, either to the Environmental Protection Agency or to a private company — just make sure the company you use is certified by the state.

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