While the Environmental Protection Agency is working to establish further comprehensive guidelines and regulations pertaining to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), initial testing for the chemicals in water systems across the Country has already begun, even though PFAS compounds are not yet subject to drinking water standards.
Working to assist the EPA, City Utilities submitted water samples from the Three Rivers Filtration Plant for testing in June of 2023. The EPA’s examination looked at the six chemicals associated with PFAS it plans to target with new regulations: PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, PFHxs, PFBS, and HFPO-DA. The testing found that City Utilities water did not have any of the chemicals, [either at detectable or quantifiable levels.]
While testing of our water revealed the absence of the PFAS chemicals, City Utilities will work closely with the EPA to submit samples each quarter through 2024. We will comply with all updated regulations as they are issued.