Water is critical to life.

Water 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. Visit these pages to learn how you can make a difference.

cat tails in farm pond

Ponds

Find resources on building a new pond, controlling algae, and attracting wildlife to your pond, here on our site.

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turf, irrigation, sprinkler

Landscaping for Water Quality

Landscaping can control the flow of water and retain it during heavy storm events. Rain gardens are attractive features that you can add to your yard.

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Bulldozers involved in stream restoration, from 'DEC Guidelines for Post-Flood Stream Construction' online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/administration_pdf/postfloodguid.pdf

Stream Reconstruction

Visit our list of links to find information on how to rebuild your stream following a flooding event, and on the advantages of creating riparian buffers.

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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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Last updated June 18, 2015