No PFAS Found in Saline's Drinking Water

 07/17/2018 - 00:31

The most recent tests of Saline's drinker water show no signs of PFAS or PFCs, toxic compounds that MLIVE recently reported will be "Michigan's next water crisis."

Steve Wyzgoski, the superintendent of the water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant, appeared before city council to discuss how PFAS might impact Saline.

"I looked through our records. The drinking water treatment was tested in 2013 by the EPA. Those results in April and October of 2013 were non-detectable," Wyzgoski said.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is focusing on wastewater treatment plants, believing industrial wastewater may contaminate the state's waters. The state had identified Liebherr Aerospace and Faurecia as potential sources of PFAS in the City of Saline. Wyzgoski said tests at Liebherr in June found no trace of PFAS.

"And we're testing Faurecia tomorrow," Wyzgoski said.

Mayor Brian Marl thanked Wyzgoski for the report and asked him to consider whether another study on Saline's drinking water would be appropriate. Wyzgoski is expected to answer the mayor's question at the Aug. 6 meeting.

For more information on PFAS in Michigan, visit https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse.

 

 

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