Safeguarding your community against PFAS contaminants
Keeping your community safe from PFAS contaminants is a complicated task. With the help of waterCAST PFAS, you can gain crucial insights from your PFAS sampling investment and make informed decisions to safeguard your community.
Understanding your data through clear visualizations
PFAS can enter waterways and sewer systems from many industrial sources, as well as from everyday residential and commercial waste. waterCAST PFAS leverages years of research and development to provide a curated set of data visualizations to help you manage PFAS levels in your system.
Getting to the source of the problem
Different sources of PFAS can have different mixtures of contaminants. Using waterCAST’s analysis you will be able to differentiate sources of PFAS by using each sample’s “PFAS fingerprints” to identify where the contamination is coming from, and how to begin effective source control or pretreatment.
Data-driven decision making
Before embarking on a PFAS treatment or remediation program, use waterCAST PFAS to understand where the contaminants are coming from so you can take decisive action to reduce PFAS concentration in your system. Our data visualizations will help you stay one step ahead of the emerging regulations, and keep your organization compliant with EPA guidelines.
The first phase of waterCAST PFAS will be available in the summer of 2023, with some testing environments potentially available sooner. Interested in providing input or participating in any testing sessions? Contact Varun Srinivasan, firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the new EPA PFAS regulation?
In March of 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed regulation monitoring six Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The regulation will require that PFOA and PFOS in drinking water be kept below 4.0 parts per trillion. Four of the other six specified PFAS substances (PFNA, PFHxS, PFBS and GenX) will be regulated as a mixture using a hazard index calculation and the regulation will require that the hazard index be kept below 1.0 (unitless).
You can learn more about the proposed regulation on the EPA website.
When does the PFAS regulation take effect?
The proposed PFAS regulations is expected to be finalized by the end of 2023 and could include legally enforceable levels for all six PFAS substances. According to the EPA, water utilities would have to monitor for PFAS levels, send public notifications if PFAS levels exceed regulatory standards and put in place any plans to reduce PFAS levels exceeding the proposed standards. You can learn more about the proposed regulation on the EPA website.
How can I treat PFAS in water?
Aggressive and energy-intensive technologies may be required to get rid of PFAS depending on the volume of PFAS contaminants in your system. Therefore, first separating and concentrating PFAS helps reduce the volumes and make destructive treatment technologies viable. The most efficient way to reduce the PFAS concentration in your water system is to understand where the PFAS is entering the water, and take decisive action to prevent the contaminants from entering your system.
Our consulting partner's team of experts and specialists have been investigating PFAS destruction and mitigation for nearly a decade. waterCAST PFAS leverages years of research and development to generate clear data visualizations that help you make informed decisions during the treatment process.
How will waterCAST PFAS complement my PFAS treatment process?
By leveraging the targeted data visualizations provided by waterCAST PFAS, your organization will be able to easily view the data in one place, automatically identify trends, and understand the breakdown of PFAS contaminants in your system and where they are coming from. By tracing the unique chemical fingerprint of each PFAS contaminant to its source, you’ll be able to reduce the introduction of PFAS into your system and take effective action during treatment and remediation programs.