The Army is committed to ensuring quality drinking water is provided to its Soldiers, family members, and civilians. Proactive sampling is performed by the Army on its drinking water systems and coordination with other purveyors of drinking water to installations occurs to ensure PFOS/PFOA remains below the Environmental Protection Agency’s lifetime health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOS and PFOA (individually or combined). While not an enforceable regulatory standard, a lifetime health advisory represents a concentration in drinking water that is not expected to produce adverse health effects if the water is consumed over an entire lifetime.

Status: Finished drinking water, which is the treated water people drink at Benelux, , is purchased by the Army. Water testing for PFOS/PFOA can be performed by either the drinking water provider or the Army.  There have been no reported exceedances of the EPA lifetime health advisory levels.

PFOA + PFOS Results:  below the laboratory's ability to detect

Test results date: January 2023

Testing Frequency:  quarterly

Future Testing Event:  June 2023

History: As a proactive measure in 2017, the drinking water at BENELUX was tested for PFAS. Test results showed  (73.6 ppt) an exceedance of the EPA lifetime health advisory in one of two systems serving this location.  The Army took immediate action and  provided an alternate water source.  The Army also discontinued use of the drinking water system with the exceedance. 

Type of drinking water systems: purchased

For questions contact:  Public Affairs

Office phone number:   overseas use DSN 314-597-5420

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