Wastewater

Michigan’s PFAS Industrial Pretreatment Program Initiative on the Fast Track

Michigan’s PFAS Industrial Pretreatment Program Initiative on the Fast Track

The presence of PFAS at sites throughout Michigan have prompted the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to require Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) with an Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) to address this emerging contaminant.  In a letter to WWTPs dated February 20, 2018, the MDEQ is requiring several actions be taken to ensure that all IPPs are prohibiting discharges of PFOS and PFOA.  By June 20, 2018, the MDEQ is requiring WWTPs with an IPP to complete the following: