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

Post Date:02/01/2019 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 April 4, 2019 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: 

Link to PFAS Action Team Webinar on November 20, 2018:

CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER, TO BE RESCHEDULED. Press Release (1/24/2019): PFAS Action Team to Provide Updates on Upcoming Sampling Plan, Solicit Resident Feedback: 

What: PFAS Action Team Public Meeting. Click here for tentative agenda.

  • Where: Auditorium, Upper Dublin Highschool, 800 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034 
  • When: CANCELLED Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 6:15 PM to 9:00 

Press Release (2/11): WEATHER CANCELLATION – ADVISORY – Fort Washington – PFAS Action Team Meeting for February 12, 2019: 

U.S. House of Representatives forms PFAS Task Force 

Article 1/23/2019: Bucks County Courier Times, House launches PFAS task force; Rep. Fitzpatrick to co-chair:

Press Release 1/25/2019: Rep. Madeleine Dean Joins the PFAS Task Force as a Founding Member: 


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 2/11/2019.

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