Camp Zama


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 2016 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 U.S. Army Garrison Japan,  does not contain PFOS/PFOA above the EPA 2016 lifetime health advisory levels. Additionally, Army-provided drinking water complies with the standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act, a federal law designed to protect the quality of drinking water supplied to the American public. The Army will continue to sample and monitor on-installation drinking water.

PFOA + PFOS Results:  2.3 parts per trillion (ppt) in finished drinking water

Test Results Date:  December 2022

Testing Frequency:  quarterly, every 2 years and every 3 years depending on system

Future Testing Event:  March 2023

Type of drinking water systems:  Army-owned and purchased

For questions contact:  Public Affairs

Office phone number:   Overseas DSN 315-263-3392

Office e-mail address:

Water Quality Reports are not required for this installation