It’s time for PFAS-free drinking water.
Ruth and John Kowalski don’t bother turning on the tap in their home in Peshtigo.
That’s because they own one of roughly 100 homes in Northeastern Wisconsin with possible elevated levels of PFAS in their drinking water.
While we’re only just beginning to understand the threats PFAS poses to human health, studies have shown that it is linked to major health issues such as developmental issues in infants and children and an increased cancer risk.
We do know this: some of the worst PFAS contamination sites are around manufacturing sites, military bases, and firefighting training facilities—like the one in Marinette a mile from the Kowalskis’ home.
It’s critical the Task Force take PFAS pollution seriously and take major steps to clean up existing pollution while preventing PFAS contamination in the future. They can start by supporting the CLEAR Act, a bill introduced earlier this year that would be one of the most comprehensive measure on PFAS in the nation.
For now, the Kowalskis rely on bottled water, knowing that their drinking water is unsafe.
But it shouldn’t have to be this way in Wisconsin. The Water Quality Task Force can make sure people like the Kowalskis can once again drink safe and clean water from their taps.
Tell the Task Force: Take a bold stand against PFAS pollution in Wisconsin.