This week, OCWD hosted a webinar “PFAS: Encouraging Results from OCWD Treatment Study,” to update the community and stakeholders on OCWD’s pilot program. OCWD has been running the pilot to test treatment methods for PFAS since December, as well as rapid small-scale column testing on individual water agencies’ supplies. Panelists during the webinar shared initial results and data from both the pilot and the lab scale testing and walked attendees through how the testing can help identify and design the most effective full-scale systems.
OCWD anticipates the pilot will run for a few more months, with lab testing complete by the end of the year.
The June 23 webinar is now available online. If you missed it, we encourage you to watch it
. Presentation slides from the webinar are also available
As retail agencies prepare to get treatment systems designed and constructed quickly, permitting submittals have already begun and vessels have been ordered.
OCWD has also been working with board members and retail agencies to ramp up public outreach in our communities. We are working hand-in-hand to provide information and give presentations to community groups, business groups, rotary clubs, and others on water issues including PFAS.
And recently, the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority formed a PFAS Education Task Force for agencies to collaborate on PFAS information, education and outreach.