Who is affected

Property owners with risk of contamination

Owners of properties that pose an actual or potential risk of contamination to New York City’s water supply. This includes property with any of, but not limited to, the following facilities:



  • Bakery
  • Auto body / repair shops
  • Bidets
  • Beauty salons or barber shops
  • Car wash
  • Butchers (includes fish markets & live stock)
  • Chemicals used in processing e.G. Dye plants, photo
  • Laboratories
  • Chemically treated boilers
  • Commercial laundry facilities with 2 or more
  • Dry-cleaning establishments
  • Coin operated machines
  • Commercial kitchens / restaurants
  • Delicatessen /premises where food is prepared
  • Large boilers (more than 350000 btu)
  • Dental offices /laboratories
  • Booster pumps
  • Distilled breweries
  • Hotels and/or motels
  • Funeral parlors
  • Gas stations and/or mini marts with soda
  • Greenhouses
  • Machines or coffee lines
  • In-ground irrigation sprinkler
  • Heat exchangers with water (single wall)
  • Wells (groundwater)
  • Pharmacy
  • Multiple water services
  • Pressure tanks
  • Sewage treatment or handling
  • Private wells
  • Veterinary offices / laboratories swimming pools / commercial pools
  • Warehouses (with toxic chemicals storage)
  • Metal manufacturing, cleaning, processing or fabricating plants
  • Water reuse / recycling water cooled equipment or chillers
  • Medical offices / laboratories (includes psychology & psychiatric offices that administer medication)
  • Water storage tanks

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