Geneva has been selected as one of 39 municipalities in New York State to receive specialized technical assistance aimed at safeguarding its public drinking water sources.
This initiative, part of the Drinking Water Source Protection Program, is a collaborative effort led by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health, in partnership with the departments of Agriculture and Markets and State.
This program provides municipalities with the tools and support needed to develop and implement strategies to protect drinking water sources from contamination.
The assistance provided through DWSP2 will enable Geneva, which sources its drinking water from Seneca Lake, to work with technical experts at no cost to create a tailored drinking water source protection plan.
This plan will focus on assessing vulnerabilities, preventing contamination, and implementing protective measures to ensure the safety and sustainability of the city’s drinking water. The program emphasizes local leadership with state support, encouraging municipalities to take proactive steps towards environmental and public health preservation.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected].