Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

PFAS are a large group of human-made chemicals that are common in the environment. High amounts of PFAS can affect health. 

Watch our video about protecting yourself from PFAS 

What are PFAS?

Learn about PFAS.

PFAS Health Effects & Ways to Reduce Exposure

Learn how people are exposed to PFAS, how they affect health, and how to reduce exposure. 

PFAS in Drinking Water

Learn about how our water is tested for PFAS and see drinking water standards.

PFAS in Madison & Dane County

Find information on sources of PFAS contamination in our area.

PFAS and Fish Advisories

Review the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' fish advisories for Dane County. 


May 15, 2024

Madison Water Utility started construction on a PFAS treatment facility for Well 15 on Madison's east side. 

April 15, 2024

On April 10th, 2024, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the long-awaited regulations for PFAS in drinking water. Learn what the regulations are and the status of drinking water in the City of Madison. 

April 1, 2024

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host the next PFAS External Advisory Group meeting on Friday, April 19 from 11:00am - 2:00pm. This is a working meeting of the External Advisory Group. The public is invited to attend, but may not have an opportunity to engage in discussion. More information, including an agenda and link for required registration are found on the PFAS External Advisory Group webpage

Read the Dane County Regional Airport Quarterly Progress Report Summary, March 2024

Older PFAS News and Quarterly Reports

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