Per- & Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Information

PFAS Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl SubstancesThe Department of Public Works is presenting the following information relating to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) October 2nd, 2020 enacted public drinking water standard maximum contaminant limit (MMCL) of 20 nanograms per liter (ng/L) or parts per trillion (ppt) - for the sum of the concentrations of six identified PFAS substances.

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June 2021: The Town of Maynard's public drinking supply is currently not in violation of the newly adopted standard limits of 20 (ng/L). We are providing this information as a means to take a proactive approach to our community educational outreach program, while the department unilaterally shifts utility capital improvement planning, and updates our water emergency response plan as a precautionary measure.

Currently there are several communities throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are currently in violation, these communities have had to react in manners that have a detrimental effect to their water capacity and ability to provide water to their customers, while also having a large impact on the immediate need for large allocations of funding to address their short and longterm remediation.

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If you have questions about PFAS and Maynard's water supply please feel free to:

  • Email the DPW.
  • Call us at 978-897-1318,
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