Since it was established, MPART has made significant progress in investigating and responding to PFAS contamination in the state.
One of the major projects is the Statewide Sampling Initiative for Public Water Supplies; however, MPART has also made progress in investigating PFAS in other parts of the environment such as landfill leachate, wastewater treatment, biosolids, fish, and Michigan’s lakes and streams. In December 2017, state legislation provided $23.2 million to investigate and respond to PFAS contamination.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy publishes a regularly-updated progress map that reports on sampling completion (as a percentage of water supplies tested) for each county. In addition, all sample results will be posted in an online database for the public on the MPART website within 48 hours of the result notification letter going out to the supply. Guidance on how to interpret the resulting water quality data is also available on the MPART website. Once the statewide testing is complete and all results are available (expected January 2019), the data will be reviewed and next steps will be determined.