Water filtration systems installed at Fairchild Air Force Base

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - The Air Force Civil Engineer Center started installing residential water treatment systems Monday for residents whose wells tested above the EPA lifetime drinking water health advisory for Perfluorooctanesulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic acid.

The AFCEC will install Granular Activated Carbon filtration systems for residential wells above the EPA lifetime health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion. 

Each filter is customized for the resident's home.

"This is the milestone we've been working toward; now that it's started, we will fight to keep this momentum going forward," said Col. Ryan Samuelson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander. "We will continue pushing for more progress to mitigate water contamination for our neighbors."

PFOS and PFOA was found in the firefighting foam used by the Air Force in fire trucks from 1970-2016.

You can find more information about contaminant testing on Fairchild's website.


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