State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released an audit of Cortland County Public Water Supplies, focusing safety testing and how it was reported.
State auditors found the county did not procure professional services in accordance with its own purchasing policy.
DiNapoli’s report points out that the county did not use a request for proposal to procure services that were provided to the county during the audit period from 11 service providers who were paid a total of $1.5 million dollars.
As a result, the comptroller believes Cortland county may have paid more than necessary when obtaining these services.
Responding to the audit, the county welcomed the suggestions.