By Lynne Beauchamp, firstname.lastname@example.org
As the State of Michigan becomes more aware of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination highlighted in Michigan Department of Environmental Quality reports, some question whether their drinking water is safe.
Dexter City Manager, Courtney Nicholls, along with the city’s utility department, offered the following statement in regard to the City of Dexter’s water supply-
“No testing for PFAS was required for our [City of Dexter] past reports. The MDEQ has identified it as a potential contaminate and is currently performing PFAS sampling on all public water supplies in the state as a part of the initial evaluation. The city was tested on July 24, 2018 and no PFAS were detected.
Our annual monitoring has not shown any areas of concern as we continually meet and/or exceed water quality standards. Our water is tested year-round and we have tests that are required daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and semi-annually.”
Nicholls added that the city’s water supply comes from four wells at Community Park on Ryan Drive and one well near the Dexter High School on Parker Road. Routine water testing of those wells is performed by MDEQ licensed City Operators and MDEQ certified drinking water labs.
For questions on the City of Dexter’s drinking water, or to obtain a copy of MDEQ’s report on the City of Dexter’s PFAS testing, contact Courtney Nicholls, City of Dexter Manager, at 734-426-8303.