Population growth, changing regulations, and aging infrastructure are continual challenges for providing drinking water to our region. The District is committed to being proactive to address these issues and provide reliable, uninterrupted service to our customers.
As the EPA’s report indicates, PFAS have been 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. These chemicals are not currently regulated by the EPA, but some are included in proposed regulations along with the potential for others in the future. Snake River Water District is not in a unique position, as unfortunately PFAS are being found in water supplies across the country as sampling efforts continue.