Syracuse University receives drinking water directly from the City of Syracuse Water Department (SWD). The Syracuse Water Department must ensure water within the City distribution system meets the requirements set by the New York State Department of Health in NYCCR Title 10, Part 5, Subpart 5-1 Public Water Systems (Part 5). These NYS regulations establish regulatory limits for specific water contaminants, and require water quality monitoring, backup disinfection, and watershed protection. The City of Syracuse Water Department must report any violation of water quality standards to the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) immediately. The OCHD will issue drinking water advisories to protect public health as appropriate.