News Alert: Clarification on Article Regarding Horsham Township Drinking Water

Posted on Wednesday June 08, 2022
Horsham Township wants to clarify the origin of a sample referenced in two separate news articles about Horsham Township Drinking Water.
This afternoon an article was shared by the Hatboro-Horsham Patch (Found here) based on a report originally posted by The Hill (Found here), claiming that researchers detected high levels of PFAS in drinking water near the Willow Grove Naval Base in Horsham Township. The Hill's article cites data from an October study, where a sample taken from near the Willow Grove base had 864 ppt of PFOS.

We wanted to clarify the origin of this sample to properly inform the Horsham residents who may have seen one of these two articles mentioned above.

***The sample referenced in the articles was NOT obtained from Horsham Township public drinking water. Instead, this sample was taken from an untreated PRIVATE WELL on private property in another municipality.***

Horsham Township is very proud of our proactive efforts in addressing PFAS contamination. As a result, in April 2017, Horsham Water and Sewer Authority's public water system reached non-detect levels (between 2-5 ppt), and in October 2019, we reached below-detect levels (<2 ppt). Horsham has some of the highest water standards in the nation and continues to achieve more stringent water quality standards than those set by the EPA and DEP.

To stay updated on Horsham Township's drinking water efforts, click here.