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NACWA Releases PFAS Considerations Document for Utilities

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NACWA recently released a new document, A Clean Water Utility's Guide to Considering Source Identification, Pretreatment, and Sampling Protocols for PFAS, designed to provide helpful information to utilities that are dealing with growing questions around PFAS chemicals in wastewater or biosolids.

This document illuminates key actions that several utilities have already considered in response to growing federal and state regulatory interest in PFAS, especially states that are pushing for voluntary or mandatory testing for PFAS in wastewater and/or biosolids. The document is intended to help the broader clean water utility community in understanding how to tackle these complex questions – like how to identify industrial PFAS sources, what pretreatment steps utilities can take, what challenges utilities may encounter with sampling, and how to communicate PFAS issues with the public.