Filtration systems for removing PFAS from drinking water
The Department of Environmental Protection recommends the use of a whole-house carbon filtration system where PFAS is present in drinking water. To the knowledge of the Board of Health, there are two companies that provide carbon filtering in western Massachusetts (there may be others). There is a fairly wide range of services and prices. The Board of Health is not in a position to recommend either for or against these or any other provider of filtration services.
- Pavel Water Filtration, West Springfield, MA 01089: https://www.kleenwater.com/
- Aqua-Aid Systems, Inc., Surry, NH 03431: https://aquaaidsystems.com/
Laboratories approved for testing PFAS: pfas-testing-labs-web.pdf
State water testing program for PFAS in drinking water: FAQs
Basic information on PFAS and health effects from the Environmental Protection Agency
DEP Fact Sheet on PFAS
List of suppliers of bottled water that is tested for PFAS
Final report of Pioneer Valley Mosquito Control District, 2020 season
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Full text of a regulation governing these heating devices, which was adopted in 2010.
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