July 12 Deadline to Apply for the 3M and DuPont PFAS Settlement

Public Water Systems may be eligible for compensation from a recent $14.75 Billion PFAS settlement.

Two of the most notable recent PFAS settlements involve industry giants 3M and DuPont, who have faced numerous lawsuits over PFAS contamination. As part of these settlements, funds have been allocated to compensate those affected.

Municipal Water Systems that have detected PFAS contamination in their water supply are among the primary beneficiaries of these settlements. These systems may apply for funds to cover the costs of filtration, cleanup, and other necessary measures to ensure safe drinking water.

July 12, 2024 is the final deadline to file for the 3M and Dupont Settlement. Your water system must be state or federally owned and have tested positive for ANY LEVEL of PFAS before June 22, 2023. If there was no detection before that date, you may still be eligible for Phase 2 with a deadline in June 2026.

Applying for compensation involves:

  • Documenting all relevant information about PFAS exposure, including water quality tests, and any other supporting evidence.
  • Submitting a detailed claim through the designated settlement fund process. Specific information must be provided to file a claim including:
    • A completed IRS Form W-9
    • Evidence of any remedial action taken for PFAS
    • Documentation on flows and impacted water
  • Legal Assistance: Given the complexity of these cases, seeking legal advice may be beneficial. Attorneys specializing in environmental law can provide guidance and ensure that claims are properly filed.
  • More information can be found about the settlement and a claim submitted at this website: https://www.pfaswatersettlement.com/ 

The 3M and DuPont PFAS settlements represent a significant step towards addressing the widespread impact of these harmful chemicals. For those affected, understanding eligibility and the application process is crucial to accessing the compensation needed to mitigate the consequences of PFAS contamination. As more information becomes available and the claims process unfolds, it will be essential for affected parties to stay informed and proactive in seeking remediation.

For more information on resources related to these settlements, contact Rachel Runge, PE.