White Sands Missile Range
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 White Sands Missile Range, does not contain PFOS/PFOA in exceedance of the EPA 2016 lifetime health advisory levels. Army-provided drinking water complies with the standards contained in 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 test and monitor on-base drinking water.
PFOA + PFOS Results: below the laboratory's ability to detect
Test results date: March 2023
Testing Frequency: quarterly
Future Testing Event: June 2023
Type of drinking water systems: Army-owned
For questions contact: Public Affairs
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