2018 MDEQ PFAS Testing
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has begun a statewide initiative to test drinking water from all schools that use well water as well as all community water supplies. The test is looking for a group of manmade chemicals called per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). MDEQ is taking this precautionary step of testing these drinking water sources to determine if public health actions are needed.
Birmingham Public Schools receives 100% of our water from community water suppliers. When testing results are available we will receive them from our municipal providers and they will be posted or linked here.
MDEQ expects to complete all statewide testing by the end of 2018.
Please see this letter dated June 6th by Birmingham Public Schools regarding this program.
For additional information, the MDEQ FAQ page on PFAS, and links to your local municipal water suppliers please click here.