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Aqua Pennsylvania Public Water Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) updates

Post Date:09/13/2018 9:02 AM

This page will contain Abington Township updates regarding Perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) compounds, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) that have been found present in Abington Township public water provided by Aqua Pennsylvania.

Abington Township Board of Commissioners Updates:

  • Commissioner Thompson’s Public Statement at the August 9, 2019 Board of Commissioners Meeting: Click here to read the statement
  • Resolution No. 18-034: Click here to read the resolution
    • The Abington Township Board of Commissioners unanimously passed Resolution 18-034 on August 19, 2018 supporting House Bill 705, known as the “Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act” and the Environmental Quality Board setting lower and safer maximum contaminant levels for Perflyorooctanoic and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acids. 
  • Commissioner Mike Thompson update on Public Water Quality Update, September 2018: Click here to read the statement.
  • Abington Township Resident Public Water Frequently Asked Questions Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), September 2018: Click here to read the frequently asked questions.

Governor Wolf Executive Order 2018 -08:

Executive Order 2018-08: Governor Wolf Established Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Action Team with Executive Order 2018-08 on September 19, 2018: To view the Executive Order visit

Press Release 10/18/18: Governor Wolf's PFAS Action Team Outlines Public Outreach Plans. To view the press release visit: 

PFAS Action Team public comments open through January 31, 2018 on PFAS. To view comments or create a comment visit:


Press Release: Wolf Administration Invites Public to Learn More About PFAS Contamination at November 30 Public Meeting: 

  • When: November 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  • Where: Rachel Carson State Office Building Room 105, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Agenda: 
  • Webcast Information available at:–PFOA%20and%20PFOS%20–%20in%20Pennsylvania/Pages/default.aspx 


Should you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of the Township Manager, Communications and Public Affairs at 267-536-1000. 

 The documents and information found on this page will be updated as information is made available. Last updated 11/27/2018.

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