PFAS & PFOA Resources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryHow can I be exposed?
- How to Reduce Your Exposure to PFAS
- PFAS and Drinking Water: What You Should Know
- PFAS Mitigation | Barnstable County
- PFAS: What is Being Done | Cape Cod Gateway Airport
- Green Science Policy Institute’s list of PFAS free products
- Cancer Free Economy Network Tips for Consumers (consumer products and drinking water)
- Clearya (chrome extension, not specific to PFAS, but does include PFAS and is very consumer-oriented)
Water Districts & Systems
The Town of Barnstable has five Water Districts.
Public water is provided to distinct fire districts in the town of Barnstable for fire protection. Drinking water is the secondary benefit.
All fire districts have separate municipal departments and they pretty much run like businesses. Citizens of Barnstable pay different amounts for water than other citizens, based on the fire/water district in which they live.
There’s the Barnstable Fire District, the Centerville, Osterville and Marstons Mills (C.O.MM) Fire District, and Cotuit Fire District. West Barnstable maintains its own fire district, but they don’t provide their own water as the other districts that maintain a fire arm. The Hyannis Fire District gets its water from the Hyannis Water Supply Division, an enterprise fund in the Town of Barnstable, and really is only a fire department.
In West Barnstable, private wells provide water to homes and businesses.
REPORTS, EVALUATIONS & DOCUMENTS
NEW SOURCES ALTERNATIVES EVALUATION REPORT
Source Exploration Report (Volume I)
Source Exploration Report (Volume II)
FINAL REPORT – PFAS in Barnstable Waters Sept 2021
The Distribution and Composition of PFAS in Select Water Supply Wells and Surface Waters of Barnstable, MA | Hydrogeological Tech Report #1
Notices & Updates
Drought Conditions Worsen in CT River Valley, Southeast, and Cape Cod Regions
Public is Asked to Continue to Practice Water Conservation Methods Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card today declared the Connecticut River Valley and Southeast Regions will join the Northeast and Central Regions as a Level 3-Critical Drought....
Scientists recruiting volunteers for health study on exposure to PFAS in drinking water
Residents in Hyannis on Cape Cod are invited to an Open House on February 19th to learn about the study and meet the team. Silent Spring Institute invites current and former residents in Hyannis to an Open House on Saturday February 19th from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm to...
Glossary of Terms