Bloomberg Law
Nov. 19, 2019, 11:01 AM

Wisconsin Water Utilities Point to State PFAS Challenges

Stephen Joyce
Stephen Joyce
Staff Correspondent

States trying to deal with PFAS contamination in their drinking water may face a new challenge: how to convince water companies to help.

As part of Wisconsin’s push to address pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, Gov. Tony Evers (D) asked wastewater treatment facilities to test for the chemicals so the state can figure out how bad the problem is.

The governor requested the testing to assist the state’s push to develop new water quality standards for the discharge of PFAS to surface water and standards for groundwater and drinking water.

But trade associations representing the treatment facilities rejected the ...

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