PFAS results bring good news for Kronenwetter
Kronenwetter's recent PFAS test results are so good, the remainder of the 2023 PFAS monitoring requirements have been canceled by the Bureau of Drinking Water & Groundwater of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
As of April 1, 2023, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is requiring municipalities across the state to regularly test for PFAS in the water system. Due to Kronenwetter’s size, the water must be tested quarterly.
“Our test results reveal good news for Kronenwetter,” said Lead Water Operator Mark Mackey. “The results are similar to the first sample taken in March of 2022, which was well below the index threshold.”
If test results are below one, no action is needed.
PFAS (perfluoroakyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are human-made chemicals that have been produced since the 1950s. They are found in many consumer goods including firefighting foam, fast food packaging, stain-resistant carpet.
PFAS may remain in the environment and the human body for long periods of time. Recent studies indicate that exposure to certain PFAS may have harmful health effects in people.
It is not uncommon to find low levels of PFAS in drinking water supplies.
Testing for the two Village’s wells costs $1000 quarterly.