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“A new state loan program aims to help towns comply with strict new limits on a kind of toxic chemicals in drinking water – industrial PFAS chemicals, which have caused widespread contamination in the state.

The $50 million loan fund is designed to cover the testing and treatment required under the state’s new PFAS drinking water standards.

On a call with water operators last week, state drinking water bureau chief Brandon Kernen said initial testing shows at least 90 public water systems in the state could qualify.

‘I would expect the demand to be pretty robust given the extent of the PFAS contamination in our state and the resources that people are going to need to help fix the problems that they have,’ he said…”