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 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.
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.
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.