February 2022 Update:
As part of Safe Drinking Water Act the EPA coordinates the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) program. Every five (5) years drinking water companies are required to collect samples of the drinking water that are analyzed for priority unregulated contaminants.
Analysis from these samples provide the EPA with scientifically-valid data on these contaminants that are currently unregulated in drinking water. The data improves EPA’s understanding of frequency at which they are found and at what levels and helps ensure science-based decision making.
Samples will be collected during 2023-2025.
Once we have collected samples for UCMR 5 GU will share that data in our Water Quality Report and on GU’s website detailing Perfluorinated Chemical testing.
- Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water: Health Concerns FAQ
- DPH Drinking Water Section STRATEGY – PFAS in Public Drinking Water Systems
- The Interagency PFAS Task Force – PFAS Action Plan
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Groton Utilities is partnering with a professional engineer and technical consultant and developing a pilot treatment project, with Department of Public Health approval, for remediation in an area of our watershed with higher levels of PFAS.