According to a recent Department of Defense report issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment, Safety & Occupational Health), all of Fort Meade’s drinking water well results were “non-detect” for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).
The annual drinking water report issued by American Water, the installation’s water and waste water manager, does not usually test for these chemicals as they are considered emerging contaminants and have not been part of the usual sampling.
Last year, at the request of DoD, tests were conducted for PFOS and PFOA.
“All of Fort Meade’s drinking water wells were tested by American Water,” said George Knight, Installation Restoration Program manager. “According to the report, all of the results indicate PFOS and PFOA are not detected in Fort Meade’s drinking water.
“The annual report issued by American Water indicates that our drinking water meets all state and federal standards.”
See the Fort Meade press release about the DoD report and Fort Meade’s drinking water here.