PFAS Statement

Princeton Public Utilities, under guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), continuously monitors its public water system for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Today, we were informed by the MDH that our municipal wells located at Water Treatment Plant #2 are now above the allowable drinking water standard for PFAS due to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing maximum contaminant levels for PFOA and PFOS at 4 parts per trillion.

Public Water Systems will have five years before they are required to meet the new standard so no immediate action is required at this time. The announcement was made to allow communities the time to plan for these changes.

As such, we issued a public notice to let the community know that we are above the federal limits for these contaminants. Mitigation is a long-term process and Princeton Public Utilities is committed to following the guidance of MDH.

We are planning to hold a public meeting in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Health to give the public the opportunity to ask questions. We will share more details as they become available.

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