EPA finalizing rules dealing with PFAs in drinking water

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The Environmental Protection Agency is working through details of issuing final rules dealing with PFAS(p-fas) chemicals in drinking water. Those are the so called “forever” chemicals that can come from firefighting foam and other industrial products.

The new standards could be difficult for many water systems to meet.

Troy Larson, Executive Director of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, says their water source is not close to any of those type of chemicals.

Larson says water systems are running into other problems.

Larson says Lewis & Clark is coming along at the right time for many communities.

The system pumps treated water to towns and cities in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.