November 17th, 2023 NJIB
The City of Camden recently closed on a $55,000,000 loan with the NJ Water Bank to upgrade its Morris Delair potable drinking water treatment facility ("Plant"). Perfluoro octane sulfonic acid (PFOS) is one of a group of related chemicals known as perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS). These chemicals are commonly used in a wide range of industrial processes and are found in many consumer products where they can penetrate the water supply and affect drinking water quality.
The production wells at the plant have exhibited elevated levels of several PFAS compounds that exceed the maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) recently enacted by NJDEP. Also, contaminant levels in several wells have exceeded the MCL that the NJDEP is currently considering for 1,4-Dioxane. This plant is a critical water supply facility for Camden City and is needed to meet future system demands. The project includes the construction of a new building to treat per and poly-fluoralkyl substances (PFAS) to achieve compliance with NJDEP Safe Drinking Water Act requirements and provide treatment for 1, 4 Dioxane.
For more information, contact the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank at (609) 219-8600.Loan Closing NJDEP 2023 Drinking Water Project PFAS/PFOS
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