PFAS Considerations for Drinking Water: Best Practices and Regulatory Trends Webinar


Speakers: Rick Shoyer, LSRP and Lindsay Boone, M.Sc.

Per- and Polyfluouroalkly Substances (PFAS) have been found to be widespread in drinking water sources across the nation. However, this has not yet resulted in uniform approaches to regulating, testing and removing them from drinking water supply systems. This has left many drinking water system owners and operators with the need to educate themselves and make risk management decisions in the face of ever changing science. Some municipal water authorities have decided to implement non-detect as a treatment performance standard while others are taking a wait and see approach since there is no national Maximum Contaminant Level (MCLs) established.

The webinar presenters will help viewers to understand the latest regulatory trends on a national and state level, to offer a glimpse into the possible future regulatory criteria.They will also help viewers to learn that all PFAS test results are not the same. Significant differences can exist based on who, when and how a sample is collected, the laboratory used, the test method selected and the potential for cross-contamination. Understanding these variables will help operators obtain reliable data and understand the limits of the data. Lastly, the speakers will discuss treatment and financial options available in the event PFAS removal is necessary. A case study will be discussed to help illustrate the issues operators may face.

What viewers will learn:

  • Why are PFAS regulated and what are my obligations?
  • How do I collect reliable data that I can make decisions upon?
  • What are my options financially and for treatment if I find PFAS in my rawwater?
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