For the last several years, public awareness of the presence of PFAS in the environment and its effects on human health has been growing. The City of Titusville has proactively taken steps to address the concerns of its residents as to whether per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may be present in the City’s groundwater sources.
As a public water system, Titusville will be required to begin sampling for twenty-nine different PFAS contaminants in 2024 as part of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 5 (UCMR5). Although not required to do so, Titusville began sampling this past month for the substances. Titusville sampled treated drinking water from two points of entry into the distribution system. Analyses of the samples were made by an outside laboratory approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for PFAS analyses.
|POINT OF ENTRY TESTED|
|Mourning Dove WTP||Cocoa Interconnect|
|Collection Date: 07/18/2023|
|PFNA||1.0 Hazard Index||1.0 Hazard Index||0.39||0.41|
Proposed Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) — The proposed level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.
Proposed Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) — The proposed highest level of a contaminant to be allowed in drinking water.
Hazard Index — See EPA Fact Sheet
Parts Per Trillion (ppt) or nanograms per liter (ng/L) — One part by weight of analyte to 1 trillion parts by weight of the water sample.