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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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.…
Jul 27 2020
A project to stop per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) discharges in Flint, Michigan has restarted and is expected to be finished sometime this…
Jul 21 2020
Groundwater and soil samples taken in March from the Santa Maria Public Airport in Santa Maria, California, found levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl…
Jul 20 2020
Colorado has created its first policy to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Colorado’s Water Quality Control Commission voted…
Jul 13 2020
A North Carolina nonprofit has secured a grant to distribute free point-of-use (POU) filters to low-income residents in New Hanover County. The group…
Jul 10 2020
The U.S. EPA and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) announced plans to inject a chemical barrier into the groundwater…
Jul 7 2020
PIONEER™ successfully removes poisonous chemicals PFOA/PFOS and is installed where the water line enters your home, business or restaurant. PIONEER™…
Jun 8 2020
Researchers from North Carolina State University found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food…
Jun 5 2020
A team of scientists reported that they have found a recently identified group of chemical compounds, which are likely used as a substitutes for per…
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