In April 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised its regulations changing the maximum amounts allowed of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) to 4 parts per trillion of each substance in drinking water.
The Town of East Bridgewater is aware of this change. The Town’s water system is regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Commonwealth will have to adopt a rule at least as stringent as the EPA’s. The DEP is committed to stakeholder engagement in the adoption of the federal rule into Massachusetts regulations, but the Town does not yet know exactly what the timeframe will be for the stakeholder process, nor what the final timeframe for rule implementation will be.
The East Bridgewater DPW will be following the guidance and direction of the MassDEP which administers the Town’s Water Management Act.

It is also important to acknowledge that before EPA’s announcement, East Bridgewater’s drinking water levels of PFAS contamination were significantly below  both EPA’s prior maximum containment level of 100 parts per trillion  and MassDEP level of 20 parts per trillion;
East Bridgewater’s results for PFAS at the drinking water treatment plants are.
East Street WTP: 5.9 (parts per trillion)
Crescent Street : 3.7 (parts per trillion)
If you have any questions about this issue, please contact the East Bridgewater DPW.