cheltenham chamber of citizens
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
PA HB 705 was never passed in the 2017-18 session. Its aim was to set an enforceable standard that would significantly lower the concentrations of PFOA and PFOS in Pennsylvania’s drinking water. Local legislators plan to introduce a similar bill when the new legislative session convenes in January, 2019. When the new legislation is introduced, contact PA Representative John Maher, 113 Ryan Office Building, P.O. 202040, Harrisburg, PA 17120, advise him of your concern that public drinking contains excess levels of the chemicals PFOS and PFOA, and demand that the new legislation be brought to the House floor for a vote.
Support those local, state, and federal political candidates who promise to address the issue.
Both Representative Steve McCarter and Senator Haywood support and have advocated for this legislation.
Stay Informed through
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.
Speak up for clean water. Submit a comment to the Governor's PFAS Action Committee by January 31, 2019. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network site has a direct link for comments and sample letter.
Comments to AQUA PA
Never hesitate to complain to the supplier.
Contact: Marc Lucca, President,
762 Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Contact Your Federal Representatives
U.S. Senator Bob Casey
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
U.S. Representative Brendan Boyle
(Contact Congresswoman Elect
Madeleine Dean after
January 2, 2018)
Contact Phyllis Bayer, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, (Energy Installations and Environment) at 703-693-4530 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. Tell them that the military is doing much too little to remediate the problem, and insist that they take action to assure that the military immediately does everything possible to stop these chemicals from continuing to infiltrate into drinking water.