Upper Dublin Township Provides Update to Residents Regarding Water Quality: PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water

Upper Dublin Township provided residents with a water quality update this week, and in addition to this update, there will be a discussion about water quality issues at the Upper Dublin Board meeting set for this Tuesday, August 14th.

All three water companies who provide water to Upper Dublin Township residents have been asked to attend. So far, Ambler Borough and NWWA have agreed, but Aqua PA has yet to respond.

In preparation, the Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners asked the Upper Dublin Environmental Protection Advisory Board (EPAB) to work on the water quality issue and report back to them. The EPAB report is below.

The purpose of this post is to update our residents on the current status of the public water in Upper Dublin Township, related to the groundwater contamination originating from the Willow Grove Naval Air Base. The safety of our residents is of utmost importance to Upper Dublin Township and, as such, we will make every effort to provide the most current information possible as it becomes available.

Public water in Upper Dublin is supplied by three providers: Aqua Pennsylvania, Ambler Borough Water Company, and North Wales Water Authority (NWWA). At this time, all three utilities have provided us with statements that although both public and private groundwater sources in the vicinity of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station and the Warminster Naval Air Development Center have been impacted by these contaminants, the water serving Upper Dublin Township falls within the limits established by EPA health advisory. Water is continually monitored and tested to ensure compliance with all state and federal drinking water regulations and advisories.

This information does not necessarily apply to private wells, and it is recommended that residents with private water have their wells tested. Both the EPA and CDC recommend contacting a State Certified Laboratory for Drinking Water Testing. Montgomery County provided a list of certified labs.

View the map below of water provider boundaries: