Public Notice from Harris County Water Works Regarding PFAS Compounds
Safe drinking water is very important to any community and Harris County Water Works is committed to keeping the county’s water supply safe for all. Harris County Water Works continually monitors and tests the county’s water supply to ensure its safety and to meet all federal and state regulatory requirements.
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated additional monitoring and testing of all public water systems serving populations of 3,300 or more regarding currently unregulated Perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) compounds. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is ensuring that all Georgia public water systems understand and comply with EPA’s additional water testing mandates regarding PFAS.
Attached is a public notice detailing what PFAS is, how PFAS is measured, results of water testing in Harris County, what the county is doing about PFAS, and links to additional information regarding PFAS in Georgia.