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RCAC – Dealing with Forever Chemicals: PFAS in Drinking Water

April 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: The issue of PFAS contamination is being highlighted throughout the country with many experiencing anxieties over possible water contamination.  PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals which include Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS). Known as “forever chemicals” PFAS compounds have been found widely in the environment including thousands of groundwater sources throughout US.

PFAS compounds are currently the #1 emerging threat to water systems. Continuing studies are identifying potential health risks associated with these chemicals. This session examines the origin, the concerns, and provides information for small systems about protecting public health.

Participants will learn:

  • Why these “forever” chemicals are not going away
  • Where do PFAS come from
  • What are the health effects of PFAS
  • PFAS regulations in drinking water
  • PFAS treatment technologies for drinking water systems

The recommended audience includes board members, managers and operators.


April 25, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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