BCAT Update from June 22, 2022
Explanation of Quarterly Public Notice
The quarterly public notice is required to be sent to residents within 30 days of a PFAS violation. The notice states, that based on our first two months of PFAS sampling and monitoring, even if the third month results were zero (0), our quarterly average would not be within in compliance of the 20 parts per trillion (ppt) maximum contaminant level (MCL).
Based on this, when the average of month one + month two + zero is greater than the MCL of 20 ppt, we are already placed in violation by MassDEP by the end of month two. The public notice pamphlet is then generated and sent prior to the results of month three being completed since the notice has to be sent within 30 days of violation.
Please refer to the example tables below for reference.
|Month One||35.4 ppt|
|Month Two||36.7 ppt|
|Month Three||0 ppt|
- Why are we not getting all water from the MWRA?
- Why wasn't this an issue until now?
- What is the Town doing for a short-term solution?
- What is the Town doing for a long-term solution?
- Why are we building a filter facility at Mill Pond vs. a full MWRA connection?
- What should I do as a resident?
- What can I do if I am in a sensitive subgroup?
- What is considered a sensitive subgroup?
- How often do we sample for PFAS6?
- How will residents be alerted to any changes related to PFAS?
|Month One||18 ppt|
|Month Two||21 ppt|
|Month Three||24 ppt|
- 2020 Water Quality Report
- 2021 PFAS Sampling Notice
- Bottled Water Tested for PFAS
- PFAS Fact Sheet
- PFAS Press Release_5.19.21
- PFAS Project Signage - MassDEP
- PFAS Report - August 2021
- PFAS Report - December 2021
- PFAS Report - December 2022
- PFAS Report - July 2021
- PFAS Report - June 2022
- PFAS Report - March 2022
- PFAS Report - March 2023
- PFAS Report - September 2022
- PFAS6 Public Education & Notification
- PFAS6 Results as of 4.20.23
- September Town Meeting 2021 PFAS
Town to Test for PFAS Compounds
- Click here for more information about PFAS and the testing procedure
- Please read the press release from 5/19/2021 for the results of our PFAS testing
- Click here for a YouTube video where the DPW Director explains the current drinking water situation
- For additional information on PFAS, please visit the DEP website, read this PFAS fact sheet, watch the May 24th Select Board meeting (start at 33:15), or watch the June 22nd special Board of Health meeting
Water Bottle Rebate Program
- The Town is committed to providing an alternative drinking water source to the PFAS sensitive subgroups as advised by the MassDEP