Aquarion Water Company Prepared to Meet National PFAS Drinking Water Standard

Apr 10, 2024 by Peter Fazekas Connecticut Massachusetts New Hampshire

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – April 10, 2024 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final PFAS rule. Aquarion Water Company has been preparing for this new, science-based standard and is focused on mitigating PFAS in its water systems within the compliance period.

Aquarion has been evaluating its 86 drinking water systems since 2019 and is prioritizing systems where higher levels of PFAS has been detected. These projects are already under construction or in the final design phase. Aquarion also completed a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) treatment system to meet New Hampshire PFAS standards in its Hampton, NH drinking water system.

“Aquarion’s planning efforts have allowed our engineering team to proactively design appropriate PFAS solutions for our water systems. We have shovels in the ground on several projects and are focused on promptly completing them,” said Donald Morrissey, President of Aquarion Water Company. 

To keep customer water rates affordable, Aquarion is seeking federal and state funding and is pursuing settlements with the companies that manufacture these chemicals. Aquarion will continue advocating for additional funding opportunities to reduce the impact on its customers.

About Aquarion Water Company

Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 750,000 people in 72 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S.  Based in Bridgeport, CT, Aquarion has been in the public water supply business since 1857.  Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.  Aquarion Water Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversource.