Water Contamination in Warrington, Montgomery County: The Warrington area has discovered Perflourinated Compounds (PFCs) in local wells, most likely caused by firefighting drills performed at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station over the years. The local public water company has shut down three of their wells that were contaminated, and advised residents of what is going on, but many are still up in arms and not sure if they trust the remaining wells or the water that is now being imported from another neighboring utility company. It will take years for this to be resolved from the utility standpoint, and that still leaves the private well owners with the issues to deal with on an individual basis.
The US EPA as well as many states have addressed this issue and the general consensus is the 1) there is not enough data to come up with a number to be considered “safe” at this point, only a vague recommended number 2) this is NOT a regulated contaminant, so many other utilities do not test for this as all 3) Carbon filtration seems to be the best answer, as long as the proper carbon, amount of carbon, and tank set up is utilized.
Based on experience and knowledge in the Water Quality Industry, Sanatoga Water Conditioning believes that any sort of large scale fix to this problem is not going to happen overnight, and concerned homeowners and businesses need to take responsibility for their family’s health on an individual basis until this issue is resolved. This is best done with the installation of a properly designed, professionally installed and properly maintained redundant carbon system with prefiltration and test ports.