PFAS & PFOA Resources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryHow can I be exposed?
- 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
Two Barnstable Water Districts Awarded Grants to Support PFAS Response Efforts at Public Water Systems
Barnstable Fire Department Water District – $150,000 The grant will support an interconnection with the Yarmouth water supply for the villages of Barnstable and Cummaquid. COMM Water Department – $200,000 The grant will support the installation of temporary ion...
EPA Unveils Roadmap to Fight PFAS Problem
Learn More on the EPA Road Map Learn How to Reduce Your Exposure to PFAS Harmful per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are an urgent public health and environmental issue facing communities across the United States. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a...
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