Baseline Sampling

OCCA’s groundwater testing program – “What’s In Our Water?” – provided certified baseline testing of drinking water wells in all 24 of Otsego County’s townships, including several municipal waters supplies. These data provided a baseline for well water chemistry in order to detect in response to land-use changes, and provide a better understanding of groundwater flow systems.

In August of 2013, Community Science Institute – funded by OCCA  – began sampling and testing private and municipal water wells in Otsego County. Data was collected from at several loactions in the county through a series of 84 tests. Results of those tests were shared with property owners and municipalities.

Results showed the overall quality of Otsego County’s drinking water to be very good.

Read the full program description here.

OTHER “WHAT’S IN OUR WATER?” PROGRAM DOCUMENTS