Get the facts about your drinking water on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 for “Meeting The Challenge For Rockland’s Drinking Water”. Livestreaming of this important event will be viewable on the Rockland County’s Legislature’s YouTube channel. You do not have to subscribe to the channel to view the program.
Go here at 7:00pm on May 5, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwVjg9cKxD3DOjhXyLRnorw
Chemicals used in everyday tasks, found in everyday items, and detected in drinking water across Rockland County, now exceed newly established state contamination limits. There is evidence that exposure to these chemicals can lead to adverse human health effects.
Learn more about PFOAs and PFOSs ‐ what they are, where they are found and used, and how to protect your family’s health. Listen to a range of speakers dealing daily with these issues.
Last August, New York State passed its first maximum contaminant level (mcl) of 10 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and PFOS ‐ two substances in a class of thousands of persistent chemicals in the environment and in living organisms. Before that, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had established health advisory levels of 70 parts per trillion (ppt).
TO LEARN MORE AND HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED, The Rockland Task Force on Water Resources Management, created by County Government in 2014 as a government‐community organization, has assembled a panel of experts who will speak about this class of contaminants, actions being taken, and answer your questions.*
- New York State Department of Health
- Rockland County Department of Health
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- SUEZ Water
- Environmental Advocates of NY;
- Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
* To submit questions in advance, please email them by May 3 to: email@example.com, with the subject line: DRINKING WATER