Aqua Pennsylvania statement regarding EPA’s announcement of the agency’s intent to set an MCL for PFOS and PFOA
As a part of Aqua’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our customers, Aqua Pennsylvania has closely followed the issue of PFOS and PFOA in our service areas. Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement on February 14 regarding a nationwide PFAS action plan, Aqua Pennsylvania has released the following statement:
Aqua has been a proponent of establishing maximum contaminant levels (“MCLs”) for PFOS and PFOA and is encouraged by EPA’s continued progress towards establishing MCLs for these compounds. We stand ready to assist EPA in this endeavor. The creation of federal MCLs would provide critical guidance not only to water utilities, but to states coping with the challenges posed by these contaminants. While an MCL will enable water utilities to determine the best treatment to meet the MCL, it will not remove the source of the problem. Aqua encourages EPA to continue taking steps to enact a cleanup standard that will force the removal, or significant reduction of PFOS and PFOA by the parties responsible for the contamination from impacted areas.