Michigan Releases 2018 PFAS Drinking Water Sampling Report

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has released a report entitled, “2018 PFAS Sampling of Drinking Water Supplies in Michigan.” The primary objective for this state-wide PFAS sampling program was to proactively sample CWS, schools, daycares, and tribal locations that utilize groundwater and/or surface water as their sources for drinking water to verify these supplies are protective of the populations they serve. The report includes information about EGLE’s 2018 drinking water sampling approach, results, and findings, along with tables and maps of the PFAS detections throughout the state. As presented in the results section, over 89% of the sampled facilities were reported as non-detect for PFAS. However, due to the use of PFAS in so many commercial products and industries, PFAS were detected in just over 10% of various sampled facilities, and two of the sampled facilities were reported with concentrations above the USEPA Lifetime Health Advisory of 70 ng/L for PFOA and PFOS.

The report also includes information about the 2019 Phase 2 Statewide PFAS Sampling Program that has been initiated approximately 590 additional locations to further evaluate the potential of PFAS impacts in additional locations such as adult foster care providers, children camps, various industries, medical care facilities, offices, motels, and parks. For more information and to read the report, visit the Michigan PFAS Response website.