|September 24, 2022|
Jurupa Valley goes to court to clean-up local groundwater
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) - Poly-fluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, have contaminated drinking water supplies that the Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) treats.
The JCSD has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the aqueous film-forming foam AFFF that’s used to produce PFAS. In turn, those impact surface water and groundwater.
Named as defendants are the 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of the foam.
Similar lawsuits have been brought forward by water providers throughout the country.
The Jurupa Valley Community Services District has identified and treated water from wells contaminated with PFAS “to ensure the safe use of these crucial water supplies,” said Chris Berch, JCSD’s General Manager.
JCSD has installed treatment systems for PFAS at well sites using ion-exchange resin technology.
Story Date: September 20, 2022