Michigan Declares Emergency In Kalamazoo County Over PFAS-Tainted Water

"Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Sunday declared a state of emergency for Kalamazoo County after high levels of contaminants were found in the drinking water.

“This declaration will allow the state to supply additional resources to help with response efforts and ensure the health and safety of residents in Parchment and Cooper Township,” Calley said in a statement. “State and local officials and members of the community have been working in full partnership to ensure people in the area have safe water in the short, medium and long term.

Problems with the water were discovered on July 26 when test results showed the municipal water system in Parchment, which serves about 3,100 residents in Parchment and Cooper Township, had an unacceptable level of the nationally emerging contaminants known collectively as PFAS."

Shawn D. Lewis reports for the Detroit News July 29, 2018.


"DEQ: Harmful PFAS Might Contaminate More Than 11,000 Sites Statewide" (Detroit Free Press)

Source: Detroit News, 07/31/2018