Water is critical to life.

Water Conservation & Quality

The day-to-day choices of residents and visitors help determine if precious water resources will be here for the enjoyment of current and future generations. 

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are increasingly a concern as emerging water contaminants

Emerging Contaminants

Pharmaceuticals, personal care products and micro-plastics are found in local waters in very low concentrations. Should we be concerned?

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young boy drinking water from a glass. Used with permission of the father, Bill Foster.

Water Quality

Find consumer information about drinking water, home water treatment, wells, septic systems, bottled water, and other water quality issues here.

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Contact

Sharon Anderson
Environment Team Leader
ska2@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 ext. 156

Last updated January 31, 2017