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Water Quality Concerns

DEC programs address a wide range of water quality concerns and issues. Links to information about the issues of the greatest public interest are outlined below. Use the website search feature to find information on other topics not listed here.

Current Topics

Chemical Contaminants

Habitat and Hydrology

Public Health Concerns

Stormwater

Wastewater

The NYSDEC has identified the top ten most prevalent causes/sources of water quality impact/impairment in the assessed waters of New York State.


More about Water Quality Concerns:

  • Municipal Sewage System Asset Management - Municipal sewage system asset management is the practice of managing a municipal sewage system's critical components, or assets, in a way that minimizes the total cost of owning and operating those assets while delivering the desired service levels.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation - Links to contacts, training, certification, regulatory updates and more
  • Top Water Quality Issues - Top ten most prevalent causes/sources of water quality impact/impairment in the assessed waters of New York State
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  • NYSDEC - Division of Water
    625 Broadway, 4th floor
    Albany, NY 12233-3508
    518-402-8233
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