CT PFAS FAQs

What is PFAS?

Throughout the northeast and across the nation, state and local officials, health departments, and water utilities–including Aquarion—have focused their attention on a group of human-made chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

PFAS are a family of chemicals widely used since the 1950s to manufacture common consumer products, and are also used in firefighting foams. These substances have been detected in drinking waters, including public and private water supplies, bottled water, consumer products, food, and cookware. They have been linked to a variety of health risks, particularly in women who are pregnant or nursing, and in infants.

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Connecticut PFAS Action Plan

In recognition of the growing concern about PFAS, Aquarion voluntarily began a PFAS testing program in 2019 for our 72 public water systems in Connecticut. The test results are shown below and show a range of PFAS concentrations from not detected to 31 ppt for five chemicals. These results are all well under the DPH and EPA advisory limit of 70 ppt.  These PFAS limits may be subject to change in the future. 

In November 2019, Governor Lamont announced that the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force had developed a PFAS Action Plan. One of the Action Plan’s key recommendations is to test drinking water for PFAS. We believe the results from our PFAS testing program will help the State achieve implementation of the PFAS Action Plan.

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Our Testing Results

In addition to the water testing in 2019, Aquarion also inspected land use activities around each of our water supplies and found no high-risk contamination sources such as industrial, commercial, and municipal activities that might release high levels of PFAS to the environment.

Aquarion will remain vigilant about this important issue, including additional testing for PFAS at some of our water sources.  We will continue to share test results with our customers and state and local officials.  We will also continue to work with the public health agencies and drinking water associations to ensure the protection of our drinking water supplies, and delivery of high-quality water to our customers.  

Below are additional information links on PFAS and Aquarion's PFAS sampling results by town/water system.


Bethel System PFAS Sampling Results

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Bethel CT PFAS Results

Bridgeport Metro System PFAS Sampling Results

Bridgeport Metro CT PFAS Results

Brookfield System PFAS Sampling Results

Brookfield CT PFAS Results

Cornwall System PFAS Sampling Results

Cornwall CT PFAS Results

Danbury System PFAS Sampling Results

Danbury CT PFAS Results

Darien System PFAS Sampling Results

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Darien CT PFAS Results

East Derby System PFAS Sampling Results

East Derby PFAS Results

East Hampton System PFAS Sampling Results

East Hampton CT PFAS Results

Goshen System PFAS Sampling Results

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Goshen CT PFAS Results

Greenwich System PFAS Sampling Results

Greenwich CT PFAS Results

Kent System PFAS Sampling Results

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Kent CT PFAS Results

Lakeville / Salisbury System PFAS Sampling Results

Lakeville CT PFAS Results

Lebanon System PFAS Sampling Results

Lebanon CT PFAS Results

Litchfield / Goshen System PFAS Sampling Results

Litchfield/Goshen CT PFAS Results

Mansfield System PFAS Sampling Results

Mansfield CT PFAS Results

Marlborough System PFAS Sampling Results

Marlborough CT PFAS Results

Middlebury System PFAS Sampling Results

Middlebury CT PFAS Results

Mystic System PFAS Sampling Results

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Mystic CT PFAS Results

New Canaan System PFAS Sampling Results

New Canaan CT PFAS Results

New Fairfield System PFAS Sampling Results

New Fairfield CT PFAS Results

New Milford System PFAS Sampling Results

New Milford PFAS Results

Newtown System PFAS Sampling Results

Newtown CT PFAS Results

Norfolk System PFAS Sampling Results

Norfolk CT PFAS Results

North Canaan System PFAS Sampling Results

North Canaan CT PFAS Results

Norwich System PFAS Sampling Results

Norwich CT PFAS Results

Oxford System PFAS Sampling Results

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Seymour/Oxford/Beacon Falls PFAS Results

Ridgefield System PFAS Sampling Results

Ridgefield CT PFAS Results

Seymour / Oxford / Beacon Falls System PFAS Sampling Results

Seymour/Oxford/Beacon Falls PFAS Results

Sherman System PFAS Sampling Results

Sherman CT PFAS Results

Simsbury / Granby / East Granby System PFAS Sampling Results

Simsbury/Granby/East Granby PFAS Results

Southbury System PFAS Sampling Results

Southbury CT PFAS Results

Stamford System PFAS Sampling Results

Stamford CT PFAS Results

Stonington System PFAS Sampling Results

Stonington CT PFAS Results

Suffield System PFAS Sampling Results

Suffield CT PFAS Results

Washington System PFAS Sampling Results

Washington CT PFAS Results

Wolcott System PFAS Sampling Results

Wolcott CT PFAS Results

Woodbury System PFAS Sampling Results

Woodbury CT PFAS Results

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