DNR Set to Begin Expansion of Testing Water Supplies for PFAS

June 3, 2022

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin to expand their sampling of water supplies for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) this month according to an article recently published by the Iowa Capital Dispatch. The article indicates more than 30 cities and a dozen large businesses who have their own wells will be included in the tests. Legislative and testing activity concerning PFAs has increased considerably over the last few years across the country as policymakers look to address concerns regarding larger concentrations of the “forever chemicals”. As of now, no legislation has passed in Iowa and rulemaking has not been promulgated by the DNR. ABI will continue to monitor this issue closely.