Water Treatment Plant

Inner workings of water treatment plant

The Village of Newark is fortunate to have an excellent supply of water. Canandaigua Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, is our raw water supply. This high quality water flows by gravity from the lake to the Water Treatment Plant located in Shortsville, NY. This facility, built in 1951, has a capacity to produce up to 3.4 million gallons of water per day, (MGD), with actual production averages 2.1 MGD. Due to the high quality of our raw water, the Village is able to use Slow Sand and Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) filtration. After filtration, chlorine is added as a disinfectant and fluoride is added at levels known to reduce tooth decay.

Inner workings of water treatment plant

After treatment, water flows, by gravity, to the Allerton Hill Reservoir on the western edge of the Village. Water is also pumped from the Route 96 pump station to the Villages of Clifton Springs and Phelps and into the South Hill Standpipe on the southern edge of Newark. Newark is the sole supplier to Clifton Springs, Phelps, Shortsville and Lyons.  For more information on the Water Treatment Plant, Please view our history.

Inner workings of water treatment plant

In accordance with New York State regulations, the Village of Newark routinely monitors your drinking water for numerous contaminants. We test for coliform bacteria, turbidity, inorganic contaminants, lead and copper, nitrate volatile organic contaminants, total trihalomethanes and synthetic organic contaminants.  The Annual Water Quality Report describes our system and provides a summary of all tests performed by the Village last year.

1708 Freshour Road
Shortsville, NY 14548
United States

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