New Jersey Adopts New PFAS Drinking Water Standard for PFNA

NJ dep logoOn September 4th, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) formally adopted a statewide PFAS drinking water standard for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) with a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 13 parts per trillion (ppt). This new drinking water standard for PFNA was originally recommended by the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute in 2015. Public water systems throughout the state will now be required to begin testing for PFNA in the first quarter of 2019, and then respond accordingly to address detections of PFNA based on the new 13 ppt MCL. To view the complete list of New Jersey drinking water standards that now includes PFNA, visit the NJDEP website.