City officials, city staff members and municipal wastewater professionals are invited to attend a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 22 on “PFAS: Technology, Treatment and Trends.”
 
The regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, is one of the top emerging environmental issues that the CGMC is working on. These pollutants, often referred to as ‘forever chemicals,’ have been linked to negative health impacts and have been found in waterbodies, landfills, and soil throughout Minnesota and across the country. Removing and treating for PFAS in drinking water is expensive, and they are nearly impossible to remove from wastewater using current technology. 
 
As this issue continues to grow in importance to local, state and federal authorities, the Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board (MESERB), along with the North East Biosolids & Residuals Association (NEBRA) and engineering firm Hazen & Sawyer, are conducting a webinar on PFAS to help local governments understand these issues. A panel of experts will discuss emerging treatment methods, technology, and legal and regulatory trends for PFAS in drinking water, wastewater, and other areas. All CGMC members are invited to attend. Here are the details:
 
Webinar: “PFAS: Technology, Treatment and Trends.”
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qjYLtq5pTR236_nQ0qDqOg
 
If you have any questions, please contact Gretel Lee at gllee@flaherty-hood.com.