Throughout New England and across the nation, state and local officials, health departments, and water utilities, including Aquarion, have focused their attention on a group of man-made chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been detected in drinking water. PFAS are widely used in consumer products (e.g. nonstick cookware, stain-resistant carpets) and have numerous industrial applications (e.g. firefighting foam). PFAS are pervasive and persistent once released into the environment.
On March 15, 2023 the US EPA proposed a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for 6 PFAS Compounds. Aquarion is continuing our voluntary PFAS testing program in each of our water systems to ensure our customers receive the highest quality water achievable. This proposed rule does not require action until it is finalized in 2024, however, Aquarion will proactively be working to meet the proposed NPDWR.
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