2022 update: Look up PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals in New York drinking water systems

So-called PFAS “forever chemicals” have been found in the water that millions of New Yorkers rely on for their drinking water source.

This database provides a look at PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, detected in New York drinking water systems in 2022, searchable by county. This data is from the New York State Department of Health.

PFAS are a group of chemicals that are used to make heat- and water-resistant products. They do not break down in the environment and are known to cause health affects in people and animals.

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The 2022 data is the latest available. New Yorkers should also have received 2022 data individually through their Annual Water Quality Reports. 

This data may not match with data that was provided to a resident on their 2022 Annual Water Quality Report, as it does not reflect the level of contaminants found in the water after treatment, or after a contaminated water source was taken out of treatment.

“Water suppliers actively monitor and manage drinking water to respond to contaminants, which means some sources may be out

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