The Washington State Department of Ecology has updated the What’s In My Neighborhood (wa.gov) map to include the PFAS in drinking water sites in Island County that meet Ecology’s criteria for further investigation and cleanup. Visiting the site and clicking … Continue reading Ecology Map of PFAS in Island County
Check out this great series by Claire Nitsche and Barb Morrissey at the Washington State Department of Health Continue reading PFAS Basics: A series of videos by Washington State Department of Health
We recently installed an under sink reverse osmosis system1, mostly to improve the taste of our drinking water and to limit scaling in tea kettles and coffee machines. Continue reading They have us coming and going
Researchers from Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research found that exposure to chemicals commonly found in drinking water and everyday household products may result in reduced fertility in women by as much as 40 percent Continue reading Study Finds: Exposure to PFAS Found in Everyday Products Is Linked to Significantly Reduced Fertility
EPA will focus enforcement efforts on federal facilities, including military bases, and manufacturers
EPA proposes exempting from CERCLA liability State, tribal, or municipal airports, and tribal or local fire departments, in exchange for full cooperation with investigations.
The first is good news for residents near Ault Field and OLF whose water has been contaminated by firefighting activities at these Navy facilities, and the second for others whose water may have been contaminated by non-military firefighting activities. Continue reading CERCLA PFAS Enforcement Listening Sessions
Presentation from the March 2023 Quarterly Member Meeting. Downloadable PDF files with links. Continue reading March 2023 Member Meeting Presentations
A new study published this week was showed that toilet paper is a major contributor to PFAS in wastewater.
Rural Washington State relies heavily on septic systems for sewage treatment and on ground water wells for drinking water. In voluntary testing of public water systems in Washington State, PFAS compounds have been detected in about 10% of them. Could PFAS from our toilet paper be showing up in our drinking water? Continue reading About that Toilet Paper
What did EPA announce?
On March 14, 2023, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule for
regulating six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. Over the next year, the
proposed rule will undergo an extensive public review and comment process. The final regulation may
differ from the proposal.
EPA proposed maximum contamination levels (MCLs) of 4 parts per trillion (ppt) for perfluorooctane
sulfonate (PFOS) and four parts per trillion (ppt) perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Continue reading 2023 EPA Proposal to Regulate PFAS in
Theme of this meeting: Climate Change and Water Systems:
December 2022 Flooding
Puget Sound Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
Town of Coupeville Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
Sea Water Intrusion in Island County
Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool
Emergency Management Community Response Team Training
Q&A Continue reading Quarterly Member Meeting March 16, 2023 Agenda