LOCAL & STATE GOVERNMENT

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PFAS IS on the minds of many state and local officials thanks to the growing awareness of PFAS contamination and its harmful effects on human health.

MUNICIPALITIES

City officials are charged with keeping residents safe and ensuring a constant supply of safe, clean drinking water. This includes being able to identify likely sources of PFAS and how PFAS can spread from these sources to the municipal water supply. Pace® has the information you need to know and can meet the PFAS testing requirements of communities, large and small.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Since traditional wastewater treatment doesn’t remove PFAS, it is one of the primary ways PFAS can be spread to community drinking water supplies. Pace® offers non-potable water testing services that can analyze for targeted and non-targeted PFAS, including PFAS precursors, to help you diagnose a PFAS problem and determine its source.

TRIBAL LANDS

Tribal officials have many of the same concerns as other community leaders, and Tribal lands are subject to many of the same regulations. Unfortunately, they don’t always have access to the same resources, and the sources of PFAS contamination aren’t always under their control. Pace® is a go-to resource in the effort to ensure Tribal communities have access to safe, clean drinking water.

AIRPORTS

One of the more frequent contributors to PFAS contamination in local communities is the AFFF (aqueous film-forming foam) used to fight aviation fires. Pace® can test local groundwater and soils to determine the level of PFAS contamination around the airport. We can also test legacy stockpiles of AFFF as well as the new AFFF substitutes to determine if they contain PFAS.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT

  • Reasons to test for PFAS
  • Sources of PFAS
  • Current EPA test methods
  • Status of PFAS regulations

CHOOSE THE RIGHT TEST METHOD

There are several test methods available to detect PFAS. Choosing
the right method requires knowing what you’re testing and why.

PFAS REGULATIONS

PFAS is often seen as unregulated, but that’s not entirely true. Both the EPA and states have implemented guidance, monitoring programs, action levels, and limits for PFAS. Our PFAS regulations page gives you a birds-eye view of the many regulations and programs designed to protect local communities.

DO I HAVE A PFAS PROBLEM?

How likely you are to have a PFAS contamination problem on your hands often depends on the types of manufacturing and commercial sites in your community. Remember, PFAS chemicals don’t break down naturally. Even if the local plant shut down years ago, PFAS may still be found in the surrounding soil and waterways.

ON-DEMAND TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY BRIEFING

For many state and local government officials, PFAS isn’t something you deal with every day. Our technical and regulatory briefing can bring you up to speed fast. You’ll come away with a better idea of what questions you need to ask and the avenues you need to explore.

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF PFAS SAMPLING

Due to the potential presence of PFAS in common products and equipment used to collect samples, special care must be taken to avoid sample contamination.

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Let Pace® professionals take care of all your sampling requirements including equipment, staff, and paperwork.

REASONS TO CHOOSE PACE®

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EXPERIENCED

Pace® has been an industry leader in persistent organic pollutant testing for over three decades.
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CERTIFIED

We’re certified/accredited by NELAC, ISO, DOD, DOE, and in every state with a PFAS lab certification program.

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RELIABLE

For emergencies, our Rapid Response Team can provide defensible results in as little as 24 hours.

Committed

COMMITTED

We are committed to helping our customers advance their important work through building strong relationships, delivering upon expectations, and providing exceptional customer service.

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ADVANCED

We can test for PFAS in both solid and aqueous matrices, including potable and non-potable waters, soils, and biota.

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INNOVATIVE

We’re on the leading edge of science, working with EPA, DOD, ASTM, and others to develop new methods for analyzing PFAS.

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