On behalf of the Department of Health, the Town of East Fishkill is providing information regarding emerging contaminants found in drinking water. As stated by the USEPA, “An ‘emerging contaminant’ is a chemical or material that is characterized by a perceived, potential, or real threat to human health or the environment or a lack of published health standards. A contaminant may also be “emerging” because a new source or a new pathway to humans has been discovered or a new detection method or treatment technology has been developed (DoD 2010).”
Our Water Districts continue to sample for various contaminants established by the New York State Department of Health. In February 2021, sampling included 1,4 Dioxane, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). As the results from the sampling are received, the DOH continues to provide guidance based on the sampling results. Included below are several links for additional information.
The Town has requested that the State and County Departments of Health attend and provide more information about emerging contaminants.
The Town is coordinating possible meeting dates and will update this web page when the DOH provide more information.
For additional information about emerging contaminants, please use links below.
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