The City of Rochester provides potable water to its residents. Each property that has an active, metered service can consume water from the distribution system.
(Thursday, July 1, 2010) – Rochester Mayor Robert J. Duffy and State Environmental Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that New York State has completed the purchase of Hemlock and Canadice lakes from the City of Rochester for $13.7 million. The transaction, which has been in the works for over two years, will preserve and protect the last two undeveloped Finger Lakes – which have supplied water to Rochester for more than 130 years.
The City of Rochester's Water Main Flushing program is conducted annually to remove sediment from water mains throughout the city. The work involves little or no interruption of service, although a slight discoloration of the water and drop in water pressure may occur in areas where flushing is underway.
The photo above is of the north end of Hemlock Lake, taken from the hillside directly east of this scene. It was taken sometime in the early 1900's. The small building at the foot of the lake (right side), known
Water Quality Annual Reports from previous years
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