Read the full article from Ismail Turay Jr. Dayton (Dayton Daily News)

“Nearly a year after so-called ‘forever chemicals’ were detected in the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm’s drinking water well, the facility will switch to a public water system.

The city of Union and Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District have teamed up to extend public waterlines to the center, at 9101 Frederick Pike in Butler Twp. The East Martindale Road and Frederick Pike Watermain Extension Project includes the extension of a 12-inch watermain from East Martindale Road to Frederick Pike, along Frederick Pike and under U.S. 40 to Aullwood, according to a news release.

The center has been offering its staff and guests bottled water since October 2020, when the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency detected elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS in the water system. Officials identified two PFAS compounds, PFOA and PFOS, at combined levels of 96 parts per trillion, which is above Ohio EPA’s action level of 70 ppt, officials said.”…