How do PFAS get into water?

PFAS enter the wastewater (sewer) system when products containing them are washed or rinsed down your drains. Wastewater treatment plants typically don't fully remove the tiny particles so they end up moving downstream to the next water user.

They can also enter groundwater near facilities where PFAS-containing products are made or used. In Arvada, groundwater is not a source of our drinking water.

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1. What are PFAS?
2. Are PFAS in Arvada water?
3. How do PFAS get into water?
4. How are PFAS regulated in water?
5. How can we reduce our exposure to PFAS?
6. Where can I find more information?