Who To Call

Who to call is not an easy question.  There is not one agency in Cayuga County or New York State responsible for all aspects of water quality issues and concerns.

If you notice any activity in the environment may affect water quality, go to our Reporting a Problem page (link).

 

Listed below are a list of topics about which you may have questions and the agency most likely able to respond.

  1. Agriculture activities related to water quality – Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District  and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County
  2. Aquatic weed removal –Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District  
  3. Aquatic weeds – Cayuga County Planning Department
  4. Asian clams – Cayuga County Planning Department
  5. Beach water quality – Cayuga County Health Department
  6. Best management practices – Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District
  7. Cayuga Lake Issues – Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
  8. Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) – Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County
  9. Cross Lake Issues – Central New York Waterways, Inc.
  10. Ditching practices – Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District and Cornell Local Roads Program
  11. Drinking water – Cayuga County Health Department
  12. Duck Lake Issues – Duck Lake Association
  13. Erosion – Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District
  14. Farm questions, working with farmers – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County
  15. Flooding – Cayuga County Planning Department
  16. Forest and Woodlot Management – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County
  17. Harmful algal blooms – Cayuga County Health Department
  18. Health issues associated with water quality – Cayuga County Health Department
  19. Hydrilla – Cayuga County Planning Department
  20. Illnesses associated with water – Cayuga County Health Department
  21. Invasive Species – Cayuga County Planning Department
  22. Lake Como Issues – Cayuga County Planning Department
  23. Owasco Lake Issues – Watershed Inspection Program
  24. Quagga mussels – Cayuga County Planning Department
  25. Residential lawn and garden questions about management and pests- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County
  26. Septic Systems – Cayuga County Health Department
  27. Skaneateles Lake Issues – Skaneateles Lake Association, Inc.
  28. Storm water runoff – Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District
  29. Swimming beaches – Cayuga County Health Department
  30. Wastewater treatment plants – Cayuga County Health Department
  31. Zebra Mussels – Cayuga County Planning Department

If you cannot find your topic of interest listed above, please email your request to the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency and we will assist you.