City of Allegan taking ‘proactive’ approach against water contamination

Allegan City Manager Joel Dye says the city will spend roughly $3,000 to test for PFAS in its municipal water system.
FOX 17 reached out to a representative of Wolverine Worldwide for its input on additional cities testing for PFAS but have not heard back yet.
Though Allegan city leaders don’t have any specific concerns of activity that may have contaminated its water, Dye says it’s better to be safe than sorry.
“We’re just trying to be proactive.
I don’t want to use the words ‘Getting out in front,’ but just, you know, do kind of a gut check.
Where are we in Allegan?” Allegan’s municipal water system pumps roughly one million gallons per day to about 1,900 homes and businesses.
“We’re an independent system," Dye says.
"Our water is source from an aquifer about 80 feet below ground level.
We just want to make sure it continues being safe.” Dye says the city’s goal is to send water samples to a laboratory with Pace Analytical in the next month or two.
He says the results will be made public as soon as they are available.

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