The purpose of this post is to update our residents on the current status of the public water in Chalfont Borough related to the presence of PFCs in the groundwater. AQUA PA provides all Chalfont Borough residents with public water. The link below is for Chalfont Borough water monitoring results.
Click here for recent AQUA PFOA/PFOS monitoring results.
Click here for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s information on PFAS in Pennsylvania.
AQUA PA is the water service provider for Chalfont Borough and all questions regarding your water and water service should be directed to AQUA PA at 877-987-2782. You can visit AQUA’s website at aquawater.com
The following links may be helpful when searching for water quality reports in this area:
Aqua PA Water Quality Reports
EPA’s factsheet on the PFOA and PFOS health advisory levels:
Home Water Treatment Technologies
Home water treatment technologies fact sheet statement from the EPA states that: “Home drinking water treatment units are typically certified by independent third party organizations against American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards to verify their contaminant removal claims. Some home filters remove impurities using activated carbon and reverse osmosis, which are the same technologies utilized by public water supply systems to remove PFOA and PFOS. However, there currently are no ANSI protocols for testing home treatment systems to verify that these devices effectively remove PFOA and PFOS or how frequently the filters should be changed in order to maintain removal efficiency. NSF International is currently developing such protocols.” NSF is the National Sanitation Foundation and NSF International “protects and improves global human health. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International to facilitate the development of public health standards and provide certifications that help protect food, water, consumer products and the environment.”
See NSF’s information on Contaminate Reduction Claims Guides.
See NSF’s article on PFOA/PFOS in Drinking Water.
See NSF’s article on Choosing a Drinking Water Filter to Reduce Contaminates.
Check out EPA.gov and this fact sheet on PFOA/PFOS Drinking Water Health Advisories: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-05/documents/drinkingwaterhealthadvisories_pfoa_pfos_5_19_16.final_.1.pdf.
Read the EPA’s discussion on home treatment options starting on page 65: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-05/documents/pfoa_health_advisory_final_508.pdf.
Link to American Water Works Association
Updated: March 27, 2023