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Baker-Polito Administration Establishes Strict Standards for PFAS in Drinking Water to Protect Communities Across Massachusetts

September 24, 2020

BOSTON  The Baker-Polito Administration today took action to protect public health and drinking water supplies by finalizing regulations that establish enforceable standards for public drinking water systems impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and require regular testing for the contaminants. 

Building on this action to protect public drinking water supplies, the Administration today also announced more than $1.9 million in awards to 10 public water supply systems in Ayer, Westfield, Barnstable and Hyannis, Hudson, Millbury, Barnstable and Cummaquid, Acton, Easton, Devens, and Braintree, Holbrook and Randolph, to support their efforts to address PFAS contamination and design treatment systems to eliminate it in their drinking water.  

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