New York City provides information about water potability certificates. Potable water refers to water that is fit for human consumption.
Meat and poultry packing operations and other types of packaged food processors are required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to have the water used in their packaging or canning process certified for potability.
The City inspects water and sewer connections and collects a water sample for analysis. Upon successful completion of the inspection and water analysis, the facility will be provided with a letter stating that the inspection was completed and water quality standards were met.
You can request an application packet, get more information about requirements, or request the status of a pending application.
You may also apply for the certificate online or download an application packet. Applications may also be submitted in person at the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Licensing Center.
The fee to obtain a Water Potability Certificate is $270.
Get more information about the Water Potability Certificate and apply.
Submit an application at:
DCA Licensing Center
42 Broadway (between Morris Street and Exchange Alley)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on weekends and major holidays. Arrive before 3 PM for exams.