Water World: Behind EPA’s PFAS MCLs and the water sector’s contention on costs

June 2, 2023


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We all want to be able to open the tap and have clean, safe, affordable water come out. It takes a lot to do that. This type of regulatory action makes this a priority ahead of other things that might compromise the ability to supply that water if and when those treatment systems are implemented.

This week, Council Member Chad Seidel was interviewed by Bob Crossen from Water World. In the interview, they discuss the disagreement between the U.S. EPA and major water sector groups about the cost of EPA’s proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

“What’s difficult in the process now is just who is impacted, in what way, and what will they do? Those underpinning data are very important to the rest of the way this will play out,” said Seidel.

Watch the full interview here:


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