PFAS treatment system to be installed at Grand Haven Elementary School by early 2020
Updated: Nov 1, 2019
A meeting was held on Monday, October 28th at the Robinson Elementary School to approve the treatment system for their drinking water. A year ago, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE), formerly the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), sampled the school’s drinking water and detected a total concentration of PFOA and PFOS of 110 ppt, which exceeded the 70 ppt USEPA drinking water health advisory level. The school was immediately put in bottled water and the Grand Haven Area Public Schools (GHAPS) has been working incessantly since to resolve the issue. The Fishbeck PFAS team was retained by GHAPS to assist on selecting the best available treatment for their facility.The treatment selected was an Ion exchange system specific for treating PFAS. GHAPS, EGLE, Ottawa County and Fishbeck worked together over the last year to develop the plan that was approved on monday and will soon be put in action. Read more here.