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Authority: Discovery of PFAS in Martinsburg Water Not Cause for Alarm

Authority Says Levels Meet Safe Drinking Water Standards


September 21, 2023

Municipal water authorities have a laundry list of contaminates they are required to test for regularly to ensure the water supply meets the Safe Drinking Water Standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and Martinsburg Borough’s water supply is below the limits for all contaminants, including the recently discovered polyfluorinated substance (PFAS), and is safe to drink, according to Martinsburg Municipal Authority Engineer Larry Lennon Jr., of Lennon Smith Souleret Engineers.

While the discovery of PFAS has prompted the authority to join in a class a...

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