PFAS Drinking Water Sampling Notification
The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a policy in 2020 to sample drinking water for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at all DoD owned and operated drinking water systems. Using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved PFAS sampling methods, Camp Pendleton has been testing its drinking water monthly for PFAS. A recent test on April 5, 2023 detected PFHxS, a PFAS chemical, at a concentration of 8.7 parts per trillion (ppt) PFHxS. There is currently no federal EPA drinking water regulation for any PFAS chemicals, including PFHxS. EPA recently proposed PFAS drinking water regulations, including those covering PFHxS. Consistent with DoD policy, we are posting these PFAS sampling results to notify our Camp Pendleton residents and employees, and will include additional information on the quality of our water in our annual drinking water Consumer Confidence Report.
If you have any questions concerning PFAS in Camp Pendleton's drinking water, you can also visit the Interactive Customer Evaluation site, here
For more information about Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) you can also visit, here