Final PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

On April 10, 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS and Indiana’s Community Public Water Systems must comply.

Several communities have already submitted for and received grants and low-interest loans from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) through the Indiana Finance Authority State Revolving Loan Fund (IFA-SRF). In April 2024, the U.S. EPA announced the additional availability of $1 billion (for a total of $9 billion) to address emerging contaminants like PFAS in drinking water. The funding will be available through the EPA Emerging Contaminants in Small or Disadvantaged Communities (EC-SDC) Grant Program.

Eligible candidates for the additional funds are “disadvantaged communities” or “small communities” and eligible projects include efforts to address emerging contaminants, technical assistance for evaluating contaminants, or providing water quality testing. (Note: each state has its own criteria for what constitutes a disadvantaged community and a community is considered a “small community” if its population is less than 10,000).

Commonwealth Engineers can help with sampling, interpreting water sample results, evaluating treatment technologies to meet EPA standards, and finding the necessary funding to accomplish compliance. For more information on the Final PFAS Regulation visit the following EPA resources:

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