This week Executive Director Jim Flechtner attended the Emerging Contaminants Summit in Westminster, Colorado. Dedicated to the issue of emerging contaminants in drinking water, wastewater, soils and sediment, the two-day conference focused on the latest developments in the detection, treatment, and regulation of emerging contaminants such as GenX, Nafion Byproducts and 1,4-Dioxane.
Researchers, water treatment professionals and policy specialists from around the world presented to nearly 500 attendees. The conference provided CFPUA with an opportunity to learn more about actions other utilities and local government agencies are taking to address the issue of unregulated compounds.
Learn more about the topics addressed at the conference, or watch and download select sessions here.
We have received results for February 12 and February 20 from our on-going GenX testing at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. Levels of GenX continue to remain below the DHHS health goal of 140 parts per trillion (ppt).