PFAS found in water at Grand Haven elementary school, bottled water being distributed
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Bottled water is being distributed at Robinson Elementary in Grand Haven after test results returned showing elevated levels of PFAS in the water supply.
Initial test results found a combined PFOS/PFOA level of 110 ppt.
The school uses well water, but the supply has been shut off and bottled water is being distributed through the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Emergency Management Division and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Other than Robinson Elementary, all other schools in the Grand Haven Area Public School District are served by Northwest Ottawa Water System.
The GHAPS district will work with the MDEQ, Ottawa County Health Department, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to determine the next steps, including the source of the contamination and a long-term plan for the water supply at the school.
They’re expected to hold a press conference at 4:45 p.m. We will carry it live here and on our Facebook page.
@wzzm13 — Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaWZZM) October 29, 2018 The PFAS contaminants were found at Robinson Elementary as a part of a statewide study of PFAS levels in groundwater.
The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team has tested 381 schools to date.
Of that number, 266 schools had non-detectable levels of PFAS and 28 schools had levels below 70 ppt.
Read more about how residents have been affected by the contaminants with 13 ON YOUR SIDE’s Water Worries coverage.