Water Treatment

Water Treatment Plant
110 East Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
433-3470
sshaffer@oneonta.ny.us

Water Treatment Plant
Stanley H. Shaffer - Chief Operator
433-3470
sshaffer@oneonta.ny.us

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory
433-3486

Water Treatment Plant Laboratory

The City of Oneonta Water Treatment Plant also has an on-site water quality laboratory.  Many different chemical, biological and physical parameters can be analyzed in the lab. Samples may be analyzed from anywhere within the Watershed, The Plant as well as the Distribution System.

Each and every day, water samples are collected from different sites within the City of Oneonta distribution system.  These monitoring and surveillance samples are taken and analyzed to check and confirm the quality of the drinking water throughout the City and specific locations within the Town.

The Oneonta Water Laboratory is certified by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program for the analysis of bacteria in the Coliform family.  We specifically conduct testing which yield positive and/or negative results for Fecal Bacteria (E. Coli), in addition to Total Coliform Bacteria.

These distribution system bacteriological analyses are required by the New York State Department of Health and are reported to them on a monthly basis.  We are also certified to perform bacteriological samples for the private sector from individual/business owners.  From Mortgages to Certificate of Occupancies; Real Estate Transactions; Home Inspector Reporting; Restaurants/Hotels; Day Care Facilities; in addition to , other Village, Town, or City Public Water Supplies.

The Bacteriological Test is usually one of the first analyses performed, in order to begin the process of determining overall water quality.  If you wish to have this test performed, one must first contact the Water Lab at (607) 433-3486 and we can accommodate you with the correct type of bottle, as well as specific sampling and laboratory information to ensure the proper technique and procedure is followed.

LAB HOURS:

Sample bottle pickup – Mon. thru Thurs. 8:00 to 11:30 am, and 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Sample drop-off only – Mon. thru Wed. 8:00 to 11:30 am


The City of Oneonta's 2017 Water Quality Report.

Water complaint online form.