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#NewtownPA Artesian Water Company Plans a Filtration Facility to Remove PFAS from Drinking Water

#NewtownPA Artesian Water Company Plans a Filtration Facility to Remove PFAS from Drinking Water | Newtown News of Interest |

Newtown Artesian Water Company, (NAWC) 251 Frost Lane, is proposing an addition to a building - including related driveway, parking and related improvements - to permit removal of PFAS, including perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from the water system via filtration.


To do so, it needs to go before the Zoning Hearing Board  (ZHB) to get required variations. But first it will present its plans to the Planning Commission (PC), which will then recommend to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) what action, if any, the BOS should take before the ZHB. The PC will hear that case at its March 19, 2024, public meeting.


According to the application (here),: “Since the contamination of wells in Bucks and Montgomery Counties due to the PFOA and PFAS contamination of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, the Applicant's water system requires filtration in order to remove dangerous PFA5 contaminants. The proposed addition to the existing building will permit equipment to do just that.” See the plans...


johnmacknewtown's insight:


I've been keeping track of PFAS in the NAWC wells for some time. Read, for example, “New Proposed PA Legislation Aims To Further Reduce Cancerous Forever Chemicals (PFAS) In Drinking Water”;


NAWC has been testing its water supply for PFAS and posting quarterly results (see here). However, it appears the sompany has stopped posting charts show the PFAS levels in its wells - I think it also removed some charts. See this Q2 2022 chart (the latest I have) with added PFAS limits added: 


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