On September 24, Massachusetts announced its finalized enforceable standards for PFAS in drinking water. The Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) is set at 20 parts per trillion for the sum of six specific PFAS, and requires public water suppliers to test for the compounds and act when there is a detection above the limit.
The state also announced more than $1.9 million in awards to 10 public water systems to support their efforts to address PFAS contamination and design treatment systems to eliminate it in their drinking water.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection announced in January 2019 its intention to initiate the process to develop MCLs, and released the draft standards in December 2019. See more on Massachusetts’ efforts on PFAS here.