Perfluorinated compounds water advisory

 
My water has high levels of perfluorinated compounds...
 
How can perfluorinated compounds be removed from my water?
Perfluorinated compounds are not removed from water by boiling. Certain treatments can remove perfluorinated compounds from drinking water. One treatment that works is reverse osmosis, which can be installed under your sink. Reverse osmosis equipment can be purchased at local home improvement stores. 
 
What should I do?
  • If you are on a private well
As a precaution, individuals who have private wells in an area of concern that have not been tested or exceed the new health advisory should consider other sources of water. This especially is important for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding as well as bottle-fed infants. Alternate sources of water include bottled water or water that is treated under the sink by a reverse osmosis system. 
  • If your water comes from a public water system
Please consult with your water system to determine the perfluorinated compounds levels where you live. If perfluorinated compounds levels are above the health advisory - you should consider other sources of water. This especially is important for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding as well as bottle-fed infants. Alternate sources of water include bottled water or water that is treated under the sink by a reverse osmosis system.