This week, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state’s action plan for testing for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals in Ohio’s public water systems.
The plan, released in conjunction with Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Health, would coordinate testing for nearly 1,500 public water systems that supply water to roughly 90% of Ohio’s population. If PFAS chemicals are detected, the state will work with local health departments to provide information to the system owners. This information will range from how to get additional testing, reducing exposure, and point-of-use treatment. The water sampling is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. A website has been developed to keep Ohioans informed.
The OMA has created a working group to work to address PFAS-related issues and possible impacts to Ohio manufacturers. If you would like to learn more or participate, contact Rob Brundrett at the OMA. 12/5/2019