PFOA/PFOS Information for private well owners

wellhead.jpgNew York State recently enacted a new regulation defining Maximum Contaminant Levels for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in public water systems of 10 parts per trillion for each compound. Rockland's Public Water Systems have already started the process of testing for these compounds, and where necessary, notifying customers and designing treatment systems to achieve compliance with the new standards. The new regulation does not apply to private wells. Nevertheless, we want to be sure private well owners are aware of the potential for their wells to be affected by these compounds.

The following links will provide information regarding how to determine if your well is near a point where PFOA or PFOS has been detected, how to find a laboratory certified to test your well for PFOA and PFOS, and guidance on how to select water treatment equipment if it is needed.

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