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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Scheduled testing continues to show no PFAS in City's water system

PFAS Messaging

The City provides water to homes and businesses in North Bend. The City of North Bend reports there have been no PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) sampled at its two sources in 2023.

PFAS is tested by the City's water department several times per year. Based on tests of the water supply as directed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), no PFAS have been found in our drinking water.

What are PFAS?

PFAS have been widely used since the 1940s in consumer products and manufacturing. These chemicals are used in carpets, clothing, food packaging and other materials to make them more resistant to water, grease, or stains. The EPA has identified concerns about their presence in the environment, especially since they break down very slowly. PFAS have been used decades, and recently researchers have made significant advances in detecting the impacts of PFAS on public health and the environment.

Two ways to learn more about PFAS:

Your City water department will continue testing the drinking water supply in accordance with state and federal requirements and maintain an active wellhead protection program. If you have questions about the City of North Bend’s water system, please connect with City Engineer Don DeBerg, PE, by email, at ddeberg@northbendwa.gov, or by calling (425) 888-7652.

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