Important Announcement: The EPA Releases their Final PFAS Regulation



On April 10, 2024, the EPA announced new rules to control six harmful chemicals called PFAS in drinking water. They made these rules after looking at over 120,000 comments from people and talking to various groups. These rules will help about 100 million people by making their drinking water safer, preventing thousands of deaths, and reducing many serious illnesses caused by PFAS.

The EPA has also set specific safe limits for these chemicals in water, which water providers must follow. They’ve even provided $1 billion to help states and water systems check for these chemicals and clean them up. This money also helps people with private wells who might be affected by PFAS. Overall, these steps are about making sure everyone has clean and safe drinking water.



To read the Rule Announcement:  Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes First-Ever National Drinking Water Standard to Protect 100M People from PFAS Pollution

To go to the EPA’s PFAS Overview:  Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

To Look into funding opportunities:  Emerging Contaminants (EC) in Small or Disadvantaged Communities Grant (SDC)

To Join the NRWA PFAS Lawsuit:  NRWA PFAS Cost Recovery Program