PFAS - Information and Links

The Village of Heyworth recently was notified by the IEPA of the presence of Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS) in its drinking water supply.  This compound was found at a level of 2.3 ng/L (2.3 parts per trillion).   The draft guidance level for this compound issued by the IEPA is not to exceed 140 ng/L (140 parts per trillion), thus the Village's water supply remains safe to drink and there is no known health hazard at this level.  In order to provide as much information to the public as possible, the following resources and information are being made available to the public:

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has also developed a resource page located with additional information and links that can be access from this link.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency also maintains all lab test results on its drinking water watch page which can be found here.

If you would like further information or have questions, it is recommended to contact the IEPA at:

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Barb Lieberoff, Office of Community Relations