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Monitoring for Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)

In response to the issue of emerging contaminants in drinking water, including those classified as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducted a one-year occurrence study to document the presence or absence of a target group of PPCPs in the source waters of the New York City Water Supply. Although there are currently no State or Federal mandatory testing or reporting requirements for PPCPs, DEP is being proactive in PPCP data collection and research in anticipation of potential future regulation of these compounds, to better educate the public, and in an effort to better understand the occurrence and potential human health consequences of PPCPs in our waterways.

PPCP Reports

Additional Information

Reservoir Levels

Current: 99.2%

Normal: 98.5%