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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Nov 20 2020
Our missionid> We want to help everyone have access to fresh, clean water! At waterfilterguru.com we believe everyone should have access to this…
Derek Mellencamp
Derek Mellencamp
Nov 2 2020
WQP Associate Editor Cristina Tuser spoke to Derek Mellencamp, CMO and general manager for Aquasana, about the company’s second Annual Water Quality…
Nov 2 2020
Every year, more chemicals and compounds are detected in water supplies. Known as contaminants of emerging concern—or emerging contaminants—these…
Nov 2 2020
First let us define what PFAS is.  What is PFAS?  PFAS is any per-and polyfluoroalkyl substance, which are man-made organofluorine chemical compounds…
Oct 9 2020
60% of California’s public water supply wells tested for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contain the compounds. These results are…
Oct 8 2020
In memory of Gene Pate, a new Sound Rivers Water Quality Monitoring Fund was established.  The fund will preserve the long-term health of the Pamlico…
Oct 1 2020
Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. recently released a report titled “Risks to Drinking Water Quality in the U.S. and Benefits of Point-of-…
Oct 1 2020
More and more Americans depend on groundwater as their safe drinking water supply source. In many cases, private wells are not only the safest and…
Sep 22 2020
While the coronavirus has led to the cancellation of in-person events this year, this has not deterred the American Water Works Association from…
Sep 22 2020
Three Pennsylvania universities received grants from the U.S. Defense Department to study water contamination. The universities are Temple, Drexel,…
Sep 18 2020
The Dutchess County, New York Fire Training Center has been placed on the State’s Superfund site.  This is due to water contamination from poly- and…
Sep 16 2020
Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced plans to conduct a statewide investigation into the prevalence and occurrence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl…
Sep 3 2020
Indiana University and Purdue University have each been awarded $1.6 million in U.S. EPA research grants. The grants will help the teams understand…
Sep 2 2020
While some things may feel at a standstill amid COVID-19 concerns, we keep moving forward. Businesses continue to adapt, communication methods—both…
Sep 2 2020
Gov. Mike DeWine requested that the U.S. Department of Defense enter into a cooperative agreement with the city of Dayton and the Ohio Environmental…
Aug 24 2020
The Ann Arbor City Council approved a new contract to continue testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water the city draws…
Aug 12 2020
A University of Arkansas civil engineering researcher, Julian Fairey, has been awarded $755,000 from the Department of Defense.  The money will help…
Aug 11 2020
Madison Water Utility completed its annual comprehensive testing for PFAS in the city’s drinking water wells.  The results show at least some PFAS…
Aug 4 2020
New York has adopted aggressive drinking water standards in the U.S. for emerging contaminants, including 1,4-Dioxane and PFOAs. Water districts will…
Aug 3 2020
New rules regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in drinking water are now in effect for Michigan, according to WXYZ.…
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