Report: ACC's drinking water is free of "forever chemicals"
New data from the ACC Public Utilities Department say that the county’s water doesn’t seem to have so-called “forever chemicals” in it.
Those forever chemicals, also known as PFAS are long-lasting substances found in an array of household and commercial products. They can build up in the human body over time and cause health problems.
Athens-Clarke County is part of a program administered by Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division which measures PFAS levels in all surface water and groundwater drinking water systems serving more than 100,000 people, like Athens-Clarke County’s. Lab findings released this month found the county’s drinking water to have undetectable levels of PFAS in all 18 tests.
The Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department is a financial supporter of WUGA.