An aerial view of the clarifiers at Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

Why lab certification matters

The District is committed to testing for PFAS, but we also want to ensure we receive high-quality, reproducible and accurate results. To achieve that, we are waiting for lab certification for testing PFAS in wastewater.

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No silver bullet for wastewater treatment of PFAS

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.