Pennsylvania’s PFAS Action Team is a multi-agency group that was established to address growing concerns about the presence of per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water.
- The Action Team was formed out of an executive order from the governor's office. The Action Team is comprised of representatives from ten state agencies and commissions and is tasked with developing a comprehensive response to identify and eliminate sources of PFAS contamination in drinking water.
- Statewide sampling began in June 2019 and is ongoing. The selection of water systems to sample is based on risk characteristics.
- An Initial Report was published in December 2019 by the Action Team, describing progress made and future steps/priorities to address PFAS risks.
- The governor's office has also pushed for increased federal action on establishing standards and funding for states' ongoing efforts.