Ohio EPA Completes PFAS Testing

Last week, Ohio EPA announced it had received the final test results for the presence of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water from public water systems, bringing to a close the agency’s statewide sampling initiative under Ohio’s PFAS Action Plan.

Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson noted that roughly 94% of the nearly 1,550 public drinking water systems tested “revealed no detection of PFAS compounds,” while “low levels of PFAS compounds, well below the health advisory level, were detected in 6% of systems.” The testing found only two public water systems exceeding the state’s action level; those systems are being remedied by Ohio EPA. 1/4/2021