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. 

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May 9 2022
The Defense Department is temporarily halting the burning of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This decision will stand until the DoD…
May 3 2022
A letter from 10 water associations to Congress regarding The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) notes…
Apr 15 2022
New research from Western Michigan University shows that wastewater treatment plants could have a negative effect on per- and polyfluoroalkyl…
Mar 10 2022
The Wausau, Wisconsin, city council approved funding of up to $150,000 to provide bottled water and in-home filter devices to combat per- and…
Mar 8 2022
The U.S. EPA issued a memorandum detailing the plans for $43 billion in water infrastructure improvement via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This…
Mar 4 2022
The American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced awardees at the 2022 Membrane…
Feb 28 2022
A new drinking water health standard for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been proposed in Pennsylvania. According to Patch News, the…
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