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Critics call water quality bill moving through Pennsylvania legislature a back door to privatization
The bill requires some public water systems to create an asset management plan, a mandate that municipal leaders and environmental groups called a solution in search of a problem.
Under it, water systems must submit asset management plans to state regulators for approval within a year-and-a-half.
Protecting people’s health has a consequence: The technology most effective at removing PFAS contributes to the carbon footprint.
On Tuesday, the Department of Environmental Protection presented a draft rule on PFAS standards for the state’s nearly 3,000 public water systems to EQB.