Ensuring Safe, Reliable Drinking Water:
Addressing PFAS in the Santa Clarita Valley

Our top priority is ensuring the water we serve is safe, reliable and meets all state and federal drinking water health standards.

Like many communities throughout the nation, trace amounts of PFAS have been found in our water supply. PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of man-made chemicals manufactured and used in various industries worldwide for more than 70 years.

We are committed to communicating with our customers about safeguarding their water supply from PFAS and restoring our water supply from PFAS through treatment, technology and transparency.

How is SCV Water safeguarding drinking water from PFAS?

Our team relies on a three-pronged approach to addressing PFAS in the SCV:

  • Testing: SCV Water proactively and voluntarily samples water from our active wells to ensure that water meets the state’s regulations for PFAS. This testing is in addition to the thousands of water tests we run yearly to safeguard our water supply. If our wells exceed the state’s response level, they are removed from service.
  • Technology: As technology continues to advance, water agencies can detect ever-smaller amounts of chemicals in the water, and it allows state and federal agencies, like the EPA is currently developing, to revise water quality standards when needed. Our Agency has already taken immediate steps to address PFAS in our water through innovative strategies, including new treatment facilities and state-of-art lab equipment for testing.
  • Transparency: We are committed to communicating important, up-to-date information on PFAS with our customers.

Additional Resources

American Water Works Association
Environmental Protection Agency
CA State Water Resources Control Board
U.S. Food and Drug Administration