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 Fort Bragg, does not contain PFOS/PFOA above the EPA 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-base drinking water to ensure the EPA lifetime health advisory levels or a properly promulgated state safe drinking water standard is not exceeded.
PFOA + PFOS Results: 10.6 parts per trillion in finished water
Test results date: March 2022
Testing Frequency: quarterly
Future Testing Event: June 2022
History: As a proactive measure, the Army tested the drinking water at Fort Bragg for PFAS. In 2020, test results from a well in a remote training location exceeded (95 ppt) the EPA lifetime health advisory. An alternate water source is being provided until a long-term solution is implemented.
Type of drinking water systems: Army-owned, privatized and purchased
For questions contact: Public Affairs
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