OCCA Finds Drinking Water ‘Very Good’;
Now Has Data To Identify Contamination
COOPERSTOWN – The results of OCCA’s “What’s In Our Water?” program found, one, drinking water is “very good” locally and, two, there is now a “legally defensible baseline” of data that allows contamination to be detected.
“We look at this as an insurance policy of sorts,” said OCCA President Vicky M. Lentz. “We knew we had an abundant supply of good, clean water here. The data now backs this up and the collection and testing protocols are legally certifiable.”
In August of 2013, Community Science Institute – contracted by OCCA following a competitive bidding process – began sampling and testing private and municipal water wells in Otsego County. The series of 84 tests was completed in mid-November.
The full report will be unveiled during the annual Otsego Lake Festival, Saturday, July 12, in Lakefront Park.