225 S Camburn St
Stanton, MI, 48888
Phone (989) 831.4440
Fax (989) 831.5756
For Immediate Release
Vester Davis, Jr.
Phone: (989) 831-4440
Stanton water supply tests non-detect for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Stanton, Michigan, DEC. 14, 2018 – No presence of PFAS could be detected in recent testing of Stanton’s water supply, according to Stanton Department of Public Works.
The analyses of the water samples collected reported less than 10 parts per trillion for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). In comparison, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory level for PFOA and PFOS is 70 parts per trillion.
The City tests its water several times throughout the year in accordance with state regulations. However, in response to the recent concerns for the harmful PFAS substances being present in water supplies across the state, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality began statewide testing for PFAS in all public water supplies.
“I’m elated to hear Stanton’s water tests did not show the presence of these harmful chemicals and our water continues to be safe,” said Public Works Director Jamie Blum.
“Moving forward Stanton will continue to comply with MDEQ regulations on future sampling and work collaboratively with the department to ensure safe drinking water. Stanton water supply customers will be notified if any concerns come about,” added City Manager Vester Davis, Jr.