DRINKING WATER

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 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOS and PFOA (individually or combined). While not an enforceable regulatory standard, this 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 Red Cloud, does not contain PFOS/PFOA above the EPA 2016 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:  5.83 parts per trillion (ppt) in finished drinking water

Test results date:  December 2023

Testing Frequency:  semiannually and every 2 years depending on the system

Future Testing Event:  March 2024

History:  As a proactive measure in 2016-2017, the Army tested  the drinking water wells at Camp Red Cloud for PFAS. Results showed (481 ppt) an exceedance of the EPA lifetime health advisory.   The drinking water supply system was shutdown and the installation switched to municipal water.  The Army closed Camp Red Cloud in 2018. 

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Water Quality Reports are not required for this installation