Heavy rains have caused flooding in low areas, homes and basements.
Electrical safety measures to keep in mind include the following:
For more information on flooding and electrical hazards: Click here
Flood kits for residents in Ontario County and other sources of assistance for flood relief are available though the Salvation Army in Canandaigua. Please call the Salvation Army at: 585-394-6968
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Water and Lead
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is offering assistance with lead testing of water, for as long as funds are available. Click here for more information about free lead testing for water
What can I do to reduce the lead level in my drinking water?
If the lead level is higher than 0.015 mg/l in both first-draw and flush samples, your home may be served by a lead service line and/or plumbing materials in your home may contain lead. Refer to the step 4 above.
Also, consider purchasing bottled water or a water filter. Read the package to be sure the filter is approved to reduce lead or contact NSF International at 800-NSF-8010 for information on performance standards for water filters. Be sure to maintain and replace a filter device in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions to protect water quality. Any measure you take to reduce your exposure to lead should be continued until the lead source(s) has been minimized or eliminated.
Where can I get more information?
New York State Department of Health
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Certified Product Listings for Lead Reduction
In 2016, Ontario County Public Health (OCPH) worked with area hospitals, S2AY Rural Health Network and other community leaders to complete a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Through this effort, three priorities areas were identified.