The town of Hudson, Massachusetts, installed two temporary filtration systems to address heightened levels of perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) in its water supply, according to a report by the MetroWest Daily News. The systems were installed at Hudson’s Cranberry well and Chestnut Water Treatment Plant, and the level of PFAS was undetectable at each site as of last week.
A water sample taken in January at the Hudson treatment plant was found to have 76 parts per trillion, above the state Department of Environmental Protection’s safe standard of 70 parts per trillion. Prior to the installation of the new filtration systems, the issue was resolved by shutting down the Cranberry well, which brought the PFAS level under the 70 parts per trillion threshold.
Boyd Coatings, the former operator of a coatings production facility in Hudson, along with Precision Coating, which purchased Boyd in 2016; and Dylan LP, the owner of the property where the business is located, are being investigated to determine if they are responsible for the elevated level of PFAS in the water supply.
MetroWest Daily News reported that Boyd Coatings is named in a lawsuit filed by the town, and Hudson officials are working with the parties to reach a solution. The filtration systems cost the town an estimated $1 million.
Source: MetroWest Daily News