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Thursday, May 7, 2020

No PFAS detected in city’s water system

No PFAS detected in city’s water system

The city’s Water Quality team has some good news to share for this year’s Drinking Water Week.

The city tested untreated source water and treated drinking water for 18 PFAS compounds in March. No PFAS compounds were detected in any of the water samples collected.

What are PFAS?

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals used in firefighting foam, carpets, clothing, food packaging and other materials to make them more resistant to water, grease or stains. PFAS have been used for decades, but as scientific techniques have improved, researchers have made significant advances in detecting the impacts of PFAS on public health and the environment.

Certain PFAS can accumulate and stay in the human body for long periods of time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans.

Please join us in thanking our water treatment and quality staff as they continue to work through the COVID-19 public health crisis to maintain safe and high quality drinking water 24 hours a day.

National #DrinkingWaterWeek recognizes and celebrates the tireless work these professionals do to ensure we all can enjoy nature's most precious resource.

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