While there is growing national attention to a family of chemicals known as PFAS and their impact on water supplies, Sweetwater Authority (Authority) continues to ensure its customers have access to safe, reliable water that meets all State and Federal drinking water standards.
What are PFAS?
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of more than 7,800 chemicals widely used in consumer products that resist heat, oils, stains and water, such as carpets, clothing, furniture fabrics, paper packaging for food, and other materials. Two types of PFAS – PFOA and PFOS – are the most commonly used, studied and regulated PFAS chemicals in the U.S.
Keeping Customers Safe
All water delivered to our customers has been through very stringent and effective treatment processes in its journey from source to tap, and is constantly monitored and tested throughout the distribution system. The Authority has been monitoring water supplies for the presence of PFAS since 2014, and to date, there has been no detection of these chemicals in the treated water distribution system.