Aqua Pennsylvania receives PENNVEST loan to add PFAS treatment to Montgomery County well
BRYN MAWR, PA – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Aqua Pennsylvania today announced that it has received approval for a PENNVEST loan that will be used to construct a treatment facility at its North Hills well in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County, which will phase out the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). ) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), which are part of the PFAS family of chemicals. Aqua retired this well from service in July 2018.
Since 2018, Aqua has been working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to complete studies showing that the proposed resin treatment system will provide the desired treatment and has completed the design, permits and documentation for the PENNVEST app. Aqua President Marc Lucca said: “This is another example of honoring the commitments we have made to the community regarding the presence of PFAS. The project includes the construction of new ion exchange contactors and related well station upgrades to accommodate the new processing.
Aqua’s parent company, Essential Utilities Inc., announced in February 2020 its commitment to standardize its operations to combat the presence of the PFAS family of chemicals in drinking water on its eight-state Aqua footprint. In its February 2020 press release, Essential said that starting this year, it will make the necessary capital investments in the tens of millions of dollars over several years to install mitigation technology in facilities. treatment plant where the source water exceeds 13 parts per trillion (ppt) for any of the three PFAS.
Aqua Pennsylvania serves approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.
Essential is one of the largest publicly traded water, wastewater and natural gas providers in the United States, serving approximately 5 million people in 10 states under the Aqua and Peoples brands. Essential is committed to achieving excellence in proactive investments in infrastructure, regulatory expertise, operational efficiency and environmental stewardship. The company recognizes the importance of water and natural gas in everyday life and takes pride in providing safe and reliable services that contribute to the quality of life in the communities it serves. For more information visit http://www.essential.co.
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