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The Monroe County Water Authority draws most of its water from Lake Ontario, through a 1.5- mile intake pipe and into the Shoremont Water Treatment Plant on Dewey Avenue. The plant produces roughly 60 million gallons of drinking water daily. The Water Authority also supplies parts of Ontario, Wayne, Orleans and Genesee counties.
Here is a look at some of the other water sources serving the Greater Rochester area:
–Hemlock Lake: A drinking water source for the city of Rochester
–Canadice Lake: A drinking water source for the city of Rochester
–Canandaigua Lake: A drinking water source for parts of Ontario County
–Conesus Lake: A drinking water source for parts of Livingston County
–Niagara River: A drinking water source for parts of Genesee County
–Oatka Creek: An agricultural water source for parts of Wyoming County
Sources: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Monroe County Water Authority and other New York towns and counties
-Sheila Livadas

04/11/08 (C) Rochester Business Journal

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