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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

 
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

  • 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.

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,

                   AQUA PA,

                   762 Lancaster Ave 

                     Bryn Mawr, PA 19010




 


Contact Your Federal Representatives  



               
U.S. Senator Bob Casey                        
            https://www.casey.senate.gov/contact   
                 

                 U.S. Senator Pat Toomey   

         https://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact 
                    
              U.S. Representative Brendan Boyle  

              https://boyle.house.gov/contact/email      

                  (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.