The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced this week that the state will adopt a rule set limiting PFAS contamination in drinking water. The rule set takes effect seven days after filing with the Secretary of State and is expected to become official August 3.
Michigan’s first-ever regulations limiting seven PFAS chemicals in drinking water will cover roughly 2,700 public water supplies around the state and exceed the current U.S. EPA guidance on the chemicals.
“Under the direction of Governor Whitmer, we’ve reached this critical milestone for the safety of Michigan’s drinking water,” said EGLE Director Liesl Clark. “These rules represent the input from a diverse group of stakeholders who helped us shape regulations that are practical, science-driven and, most importantly, protective of public health. We remain committed to working together to root out PFAS contamination, protect at-risk populations, and drive down exposure levels.”
More information, including the new rules’ Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), is available here.