The District presented the results of its testing for PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in the local wastewater cycle today. The results were as expected and fall below proposed standards and existing screening levels.
The District has launched a new website to highlight the District’s work to address PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in the wastewater system. The site also provides information and education on PFAS for individuals and businesses.
Manufactured and used for more than 70 years, addressing the worldwide, human-made problem of PFAS requires a complex solutions, holistic and broad-based approach. Learn more about PFAS and past, present and future actions.
Treatment technologies for PFAS are rapidly evolving, but there is no feasible, large-scale treatment that is 100% effective in destroying PFAS or that is cost-effective for ratepayers. Upstream solutions like pollution prevention, product substitution and the like present a holistic, long-term and sustainable solution.
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commission approved a resolution that allows the District to move forward with a comprehensive plan and timeline for testing and monitoring for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in wastewater and biosolids.