Resources on PFAS and our Drinking Water
Since 2016, when the federal government alerted Horsham residents that public well water in the area had exceeded acceptable levels of PFOA and PFOS contaminants caused by run off from the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, I’ve been pressing the federal government to accept its responsibility and fund the cost of cleaning these chemicals from our drinking water.

I also want the federal government to fund the testing and medical tracking of those who used this contaminated water.

We’ve had some success. The government has performed testing on a sample of residents, and the state has awarded grants to help local communities defray the cost of filtering out PFAS contaminants.

But so much more needs to be done, and that starts by being well-informed.

Below you will find resources to help you better understand the challenges ahead.

As always, you can call my office at 215-368-5165 with any questions.

Pennvest Grant to Defray Costs of Water Filters

Handouts and Materials from PFAS Action Team Dec. 19 Meeting:

PFAS Exposure Assessment Technical Kit Pilot Project

CDC/ATSDR PFAS Update Fall 2018

PowerPoint Presentation


Restoration Advisory Board Meeting Handouts from 12/13/17
RAB Agenda
Second Five Year Review
NASJRB Willow Grove PowerPoint
RAB Horsham Air Guard Station PowerPoint
Monitoring Network for Annual GW Sampling Event

Letters
Letter to Gov. Tom Wolf
Letter to Shawn Garvin, Regional Administrator US EPA Region 3
Letter to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and U.S. Sen Patrick Toomey
Letter to U.S. Reps. Boyle and Meehan
Letter to Acting Adjutant General Pennsylvania Air National Guard
Letter to Navy Requesting Health Study

Emails
Update on Horsham Water Issue - June 7, 2016

Horsham Township Water Update - May 23, 2016

Press Releases
Stephens Urges Residents to Attend Upcoming PFAS Meeting 12/14/2018

Stephens, Murt Announce PFAS Action Team Meeting Will be Webcast 11/21/2018

Stephens’ Bill to Eliminate Water Surcharge and Fund PFC Cleanup for Upper Dublin and Neighboring Towns Gains House Approval 10/12/2018

Stephens Announces $10 Million Grant Approved for Horsham Water Safety - November 13, 2017

Stephens Announces Horsham Water Complies with New EPA Standards - May 23, 2016

Stephens Seeks State Action on Water Contamination, Says Feds ‘Not Getting the Job Done’ - April 29, 2016

Stephens, O’Neill Call on Navy to Fund Independent Health Risk Assessment - March 2, 2016


Press
Lawmaker Launches Petition of Federal Government On Horsham Water Issue
Navy pressed to fund blood tests for water contaminants
Contaminated water being pumped into creek in Horsham
Tainted: How Navy bases contaminated Pa. drinking water


Videos