STATEMENT: PFAS testing for drinking water system
March 13, 2023
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s (EGLE) Per and Polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS) drinking water rule requires testing for seven PFAS compounds and established maximum contaminant levels (MCLs). PFAS are man-made compounds used in the manufacturing of carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packages for food and other materials that are resistant to water, grease or stains. They are also found in products such as firefighting foams, cleaners, cosmetics, paints, adhesives and insecticides.
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) has been monitoring PFAS in since 2009. In our latest round of drinking water system testing required under the rule, GLWA is pleased to assure the public that these chemicals were not detected. This means that PFAS levels were below that which is measurable under the EPA’s standard analytical methodology for the detection of the compounds. View the full test results from GLWA’s five water treatment plants here. The water that GLWA distributes to its member partner communities remains water of unquestionable quality.
In partnership with our member partner communities, educational resources regarding PFAS have been developed and updated with the most recent results. Click the links below or visit our Member Partner Resource page to check them out.