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Actions You Should Take RIGHT NOW

  • The PA Department of Environmental Protection
  • The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Cheltenham Township 
  • ​AQUA PA

   Insist that AQUA PA adhere a 5 ppt concentration

    standard for PFOS and PFOA.  Consumers should

    not have to wait for a public utility to protect their 

    health until it is forced to do so by law.

​​​Support PA State House and Senate Legislation

Legislation creating an enforceable standard that would significantly lower the concentrations of PFOA and PFOS in Pennsylvania’s drinking water has been proposed over the past several years but never passed. Currently Senate Bill 611 proposes a level no higher than 10 ppt. State Senator Art Haywood is one of the sponsors of the bill which remains in the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. Contact  Committee Chair Gene Yaw at Senate Box 203023, Harrisburg, PA 17120-3023, Phone: (717) 787-3280 and demand that the legislation be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.

Support  those local, state, and federal political candidates who promise to address the issue.

Stay Informed through

  • Public Meetings
  • Your neighbors and friends
  • The Times Chronicle
  • The Environmental Protection Agency


Discontinue Using Household Products Which Contain These Chemicals - A good start is with older non-stick cookware.


Take Action and Get involved - This problem is not new and may have existed for a long time. Demand a speedy solution.

​​Comments to AQUA PA

Never hesitate to complain to the supplier.

Contact:      Marc Lucca, President,

                   AQUA PA,

                   762 Lancaster Ave 

                     Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


Contact Your Federal Representatives  

U.S. Senator Bob Casey                        

                 U.S. Senator Pat Toomey   

              U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean



Contact Meridith A. Berger, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, (Energy Installations and Environment)  and urge her to take action. 

 The U.S. military is largely responsible for the  problems at the Willow Grove Air Base and the Naval Air Development Site in Warminster.   They must remedy these and all other contributing sources. The Federal Government has the authority to mandate change and set policy.

​Advise them that local drinking water contains the chemicals PFOS and PFOA coming from the former U.S. Willow Grove Air Base in Horsham, PA, and other nearby military bases. Ask them what  the military is doing  to remediate the problem, and insist that they take action to assure that the military does everything possible to stop these chemicals from continuing to infiltrate into drinking water.