Public Invited to Online FAD Meeting

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Leslie_Zucker

The New York State Depart­ment of Health (NYSDOH) invites you to join an online pub­lic infor­ma­tion meet­ing on Octo­ber 13th to learn about the pro­tec­tion of New York City’s water­shed, and the pro­grams in place that help to keep it clean.

Much of New York City’s water comes from the Catskill/Delaware drink­ing water sys­tem.  Unlike most water sys­tems, the qual­i­ty of that water is good enough that NYSDOH and USEPA have deter­mined that it can remain unfil­tered. This Fil­tra­tion Avoid­ance Deter­mi­na­tion, or FAD, is peri­od­i­cal­ly reviewed to ensure that the water still meets the stan­dards.  The FAD is being reviewed to make sure it con­tains the right mix of pro­grams to pro­tect water qual­i­ty.  NYSDOH is seek­ing pub­lic com­ment and par­tic­i­pa­tion to help inform the devel­op­ment of pro­grams for the next FAD.

What does this mean for you? If you drink New York City’s water, are part of the water­shed area com­mu­ni­ty, or are sim­ply inter­est­ed in keep­ing drink­ing water clean and afford­able, the online pub­lic infor­ma­tion meet­ing on Octo­ber 13th will explain the FAD process and will help you learn about how clean drink­ing water is main­tained for New York City. Please join in and make your com­ments heard.

Webi­nar Information:
Octo­ber 13, 2016
4:00 pm

Or call 1–518-549‑0500, Toll Free 1–844-633‑8697, or Toll Free 1–866-776‑3553. Fol­low the prompts and enter Meet­ing ID 645 167 940.