PFAS

Per- and polyfluoralkyl substances, known as PFAS, increasingly have become a concern for drinking water contamination. The contamination commonly is sourced from firefighting foam, or used in the production of non-stick cookware and adhesives. As PFAS increasingly are discovered in drinking water across the nation, water treatment experts are meeting the contaminant with innovation and maintaining communication with concerned consumers. More information and developing news on PFAS and other emerging contaminants can be found on this page. 

Jun 22 2021
On June 14, 2021, several fire departments from both Illinois and Wisconsin were called to a 6-alarm fire at the Chemtool facility in Rockton,…
Jun 16 2021
June 14 to 17, 2021, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) hosted its Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE21) virtually. This year’s virtual…
Jun 10 2021
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined Senators Alex Padilla and Kirsten Gillibrand in introducing two pieces of legislation, the…
Jun 1 2021
The CDC and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ATSDR announced that they established cooperative agreements with seven partners across…
May 27 2021
Wayland, Massachusetts, discovered high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in tap water.  Town administrator Louise Miller said two…
May 19 2021
On May 19, 2021, the U.S. EPA announced an update to the Drinking Water Treatability Database with new references and treatment options for per- and…
May 11 2021
3M has sued the state of Michigan, alleging that the state’s new drinking water limits for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were created…
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