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 Camp Carroll in the Republic of Korea, does not contain PFOS/PFOA above the EPA 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 to ensure the EPA lifetime health advisory levels or a properly promulgated state safe drinking water standard are not exceeded.
PFOA + PFOS Results: 2.9 parts per trillion (ppt) in finished drinking water
Test results date: February 2023
Testing Frequency: quarterly and annually
Future Testing Event: June 2023
History: As a proactive measure in 2016-2017, the Army tested the drinking water wells at Camp Carroll for PFAS. Results showed one well with (1,066 ppt) an exceedance of the EPA lifetime health advisory. The well was shut down. A water treatment system to remove PFOS and PFOA was installed. Since treatment began, finished water test results have been below the EPA lifetime health advisory level.
Type of drinking water systems: Army-owned
For questions contact: Public Affairs
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Water Quality Reports are not required for this installation