As part of ongoing efforts to improve [Bedford’s] drinking water system, we wanted to provide an update on PFAS monitoring and town-wide response.
What is PFAS? PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a large, complex group of manufactured chemicals that are widely used to make various types of common, every day, household products.
Although levels detected in our well system do not pose any public health concerns, we chose to take action proactively and turn off our two impacted wells. The Town is now using the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) as its sole source of drinking water. (Historically, MWRA has provided 85% of the Town’s drinking water, with only 15% sourced from well water.) MWRA’s level of PFAS is below all state and federal limits and advisories.