Read the full article by Laura Schulte (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
“Another Wisconsin city has shut some of its wells after the discovery of elevated levels of “forever chemicals” were detected.
The City of Eau Claire announced Monday evening that four of its municipal wells were shut off following testing that showed PFAS levels higher than the recommended level of 20 parts per trillion by the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Health Services. The wells with elevated levels showed results ranging from 21 to 70 parts per trillion, according to city documents.
‘We have taken swift action to protect the public’s health and safety by immediately shutting down wells that had PFAS levels above newly recommended standards,’ said Dave Solberg, interim city manager. ‘Because the wells were immediately shut down, Eau Claire residents do not need to stop drinking or using water from the city’s water supply.'”…