Yes. The Town with CDM Smith are collecting waste stream samples for PFAS testing to better understand the sources and presence of these chemical compounds. The Town is following the requirements of MassDEP along with the recommendations prepared by CDM Smith in the Town-wide Preliminary Assessment and Planning Approach Report.
The Town is posting the testing reports and results on the PFAS webpage after review and verification by CDM Smith.
There are currently no MassDEP or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) guidelines for WWTF or landfill sites at this time. However, both agencies are moving forward to include PFAS in Wastewater National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits. For more information check out MassDEP’s website at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas#pfas-in-wastewater-facilities-with-npdes-permitted-discharge