The Stow Board of Health would like to provide updated information regarding the discovery of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the water supplies for the Hale Middle School and the Center School. As mentioned in the letter from the Nashoba Regional School District the District is taking actions to address the discovery.
As a result of these PFAS detection, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is conducting private well sampling as part of their investigation of the PFAS discovery. In addition the Board has been made aware of the discovery of PFAS at the Department of Fire Service facility on State Rd. Private well testing will be conducted as part of the PFAS discovery at this site.
The links below contain information regarding the sampling process for both areas of town. Also listed below is a PFAS in Private Well Drinking Water Supplies FAQ sheet which contains links to: certified laboratories which test for PFAS, information on treatment equipment, use of bottled water and the regulatory process for establishing the standards.
The Stow Board of Health will be holding an informational forum with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Hale School Auditorium to provide updated information regarding the discovery of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water as a result of private well sampling being conducted by Mass DEP.
The Board of Health can answer questions, or help you find the answers to your questions; please don’t hesitate to contact us at 978-897-4592.