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ASDWA Webinar on PFAS Community-Based Water Supply Planning in Minnesota

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm (eastern time), ASDWA will host a webinar entitled, “PFAS Community-Based Water Supply Planning in the Twin Cities.” This webinar will highlight the efforts of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources (the co-trustees of the 3M PFAS Settlement) to spend $700 million on a drinking water supply plan for 14 communities in the East Metropolitan Area. With input from citizens, stakeholders, and technical experts from each of the affected communities, the comprehensive set of recommended options account for every home, neighborhood, and community in the 150 square miles affected by PFAS contamination in the East Metropolitan Area to ensure all recommendations provide safe and sustainable drinking water now and into the future. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE.

The webinar speaker is Karla Peterson. Karla is the Community Public Water Supply Unit Supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Health. Her Unit is responsible for administering the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and anticipating and responding to changing needs and expectations related to drinking water. She is a registered Professional Engineer, has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and has a M.A. in Public Administration from Hamline University. Karla has more than 25 years of experience in the state drinking water program and is a member of several organizations, including the American Water Works Association, serving in a variety of roles over her career and as a past Chair for the Minnesota Section.