Michigan Adopts Strict PFAS in Drinking Water Standards
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:30:32 EDT

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced recently that Michigan will adopt a ruleset creating regulations limiting PFAS contamination in drinking water.

The new rules will provide drinking water standards for public water systems to achieve. The ruleset passed the final oversight step in the rule-making process launched by Governor Whitmer in March 2019.

The new drinking water standards also have an immediate effect on Michigan’s existing groundwater clean-up criteria of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOS and PFOA. The new groundwater standard will be 8 ppt for PFOA and 16 ppt for PFOS.

The ruleset takes effect seven days after filing with the Secretary of State and is expected to become official August 3rd.


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