The Wellesley Board of Public Works is hosting a public forum on Thursday, December 16 to discuss Per- and PolyFluoroAlkyl Substances (PFAS) in Wellesley's water system.
The forum will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. via Zoom. Participants may register at www.wellesleyma.gov/pfasforum
Elevated levels of PFAS were detected in Wellesley's water system earlier this year. Addressing this problem will require several million dollars of new expenditures. The Board of Public Works welcomes input from the community to help determine next steps.
The forum will include representatives from the Department of Public Works, Health Department, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Town consultants Environmental Partners and Weston & Sampson will be in attendance.
The public can ask questions and provide input to help the Town develop plans for addressing this challenge going forward.
For questions or additional information, please contact DPW Director David Cohen, at 781-235-7600 x3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional PFAS information is available on the PFAS webpages on the Town of Wellesley website