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Public Water in Cheltenham Township is provided by Aqua Pennsylvania.

Water Quality
Water Quality reports can be viewed on the Aqua Water Quality webpage and  WaterFacts.com website.

August 9, 2018 Aqua America Update
  • The water serving Aqua customers in Cheltenham Township is below the health advisory limit of 70 parts per trillion (PPT). Residents, community leaders, elected officials and water utilities, including Aqua, have urged EPA and DEP to adopt a scientifically-based strong regulation, address the source of contamination at the Willow Grove National Guard Base, and provide recommendations for effective treatment.
  • Without additional guidance from the EPA or DEP on a PFAS regulation, Aqua is voluntarily moving forward to reduce our PFAS levels far below the current health advisory. Aqua's plan includes addressing systems with PFAS concentration - from highest to lowest - and evaluating the best actions for each.
  • Some Cheltenham residents receive water from the Neshaminy Water Treatment plant, which is next on Aqua's priority list because it serves so many customers throughout Montgomery County. Aqua already utilizes carbon for treatment at the Neshaminy water treatment plant which removes some, but not all of the PFAS. Aqua is completing engineering evaluations of the Neshaminy Water Treatment Plant that will enhance treatment and further address this issue. Aqua is committed to sharing the next steps at the Neshaminy Water Treatment Plan with Cheltenham Township and residents.

Combined PFOA/PFOS Levels as of this August 9, 2018 Update:

Service Area
Water Source
Average Level
PFOA/PFOS Combined
Latest Measurement of
PFOA/PFOS Combined
Cheltenham - southeast of Easton Road      
Neshaminy Treatment Plant  
 24  35
Cheltenham - northwest of Easton Road
Abington Well
 11.1  11.7

Links

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Information Pages
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection PFOA and PFOS Information Pages
Aqua Water Quality
WaterFacts.com 
PBS39 Video: PFOA Found in Montgomery County Tap Well

Documents
 
2018 11 01 Aqua Public Official PFAS Update Meeting Summary
2018 08 28 Aqua PFAS in Southeastern Pennsylvania Update
2018 08 15 Cheltenham Resolution No 37-18 Safe Drinking Water 2018 08 07 Representative Steve McCarter Letter
2018 08 07 Aqua PFAS Fact Sheet
2018 08 02 Water Quality Meeting Notes, Antioch Baptist Church, North Hills
2018 07 26 Montgomery News Article Re-capping July 25 Forum
2018 07 25 EPA PFAS Community Stakeholder Meeting Presentation - Horsham
2017 Aqua Water Quality Report
2016 08 19 Aqua Update on PFOA and PFOS
Aqua Water Quality/PFAS Statement
       
       
       
       
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