The health and safety of our community are the City’s top priority. That’s why drinking water, wastewater and surface water are closely monitored for any health or safety concerns. In addition to legal monitoring requirements, the City monitors and tests for contaminants of emerging concern, which is a term used to describe chemicals or other pollutants that may cause ecological or human health problems and are typically not yet regulated under current laws.
Drinking Water and Wastewater Testing for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Monitoring for Other Contaminants in Wastewater
In the fall of 2021, the City completed additional testing for other contaminants of emerging concern at the wastewater treatment plant. The additional testing included Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), dioxins, and furans, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and microplastics. The testing did not detect any notable levels at this point in time; however, the City will continue to monitor as needed. A summary of the findings (PDF) and the full report (95MB PDF) are available for review.