Recent developments about PFAS chemicals in drinking water may raise concerns about whether your drinking water is at risk. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made chemicals that have been used extensively in consumer products such as carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food, firefighting foams, and other materials (e.g. cookware) designed to be waterproof, stain-resistant or non-stick. MVWD customers can have confidence in knowing that the District has tested for PFOA and PFOS as required by state and federal standards and they were not detected in our drinking water supply.
Certain PFAS chemicals are no longer manufactured in the United States. However, these chemicals are still produced internationally and are imported into the U.S. in consumer goods, such as carpets, apparel, textiles, paper, packaging, coatings, rubber and plastics, but they do not break down easily and can linger in the environment.
MVWD will stay abreast of regulatory developments to ensure ongoing compliance with all drinking water standards and requirements, including regulations set forth for PFAS. MVWD closely monitors the quality of our community’s drinking water supply, utilizing proven technologies and best practices to provide the highest quality water service at the best value for our customers.
We encourage you to learn more about the quality of our water supply by reviewing MVWD's most recent Annual Water Quality Report.