PFAS is not an immediate public health risk

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Last summer, PFAS was detected in the Snake River Water District’s water supply. It is important to understand there is not an immediate public health risk related to drinking tap water from Snake River Water District.

To be clear, SRWD is not out of compliance. Our detection was part of a testing cycle for the EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule #5. We have complied with all EPA and CDPHE guidelines. Our partnership with the CDPHE PFAS team has been outstanding, and they are providing recommendations for actions that we are following strictly.

We have engaged engineering experts that are testing and researching how to best address the detection. They will design a solution that will be implemented as quickly as possible. We had a virtual meeting last week with the CDPHE team and our engineering team to discuss the project plan. Everyone is in agreement, and we will continue to work hard to get the design completed.

The health and safety of our customers is our highest priority, and we are doing exactly what the experts are telling us to do. The first thing that CDPHE told us was that people do not need to stop drinking their water as current health advisories are based on a lifetime of exposure. 

We have published detailed consumer drinking water notices that contain information about PFAS, our testing results, and plans for correcting the situation. We posted notices on our website, mailed flyers, and emailed notices to customers. Certain homeowners, tenants, or employees may not have received the notice directly because their HOA or property management company receives the water billing. So, please share this information with all the other people who drink this water and point them to our website for details.