There is a group of chemicals found in toxic firefighting foam and other sources, known as PFAS. Learn more about these chemicals below.
- In-home water treatment system
In-home treatment information sheet
Minnesota Study for point of use systems
New York Guidance on point of use systems
- Get your water tested
A searchable list of accredited laboratories (search by method: 537.1 or 533) is available through the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC).
List of EPA-certified labs that likely test for PFAS- call the lab to confirm.
- EPA health advisory
- PFAS and your health
- If you have further health questions
Guidance document on speaking with your doctor about PFAS
Contact CDPHE Tox-Call to speak with a toxicologist at 303-692-2606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laws, policies, reports, and regulations
- Toxic firefighting foam law - HB 19-1279
- House Bill 19-1279 fact sheet
- HB 19-1279 January 2020 Report to the Legislature
- Funding to provide airports with equipment to test PFAS foam systems without dispensing foam
- CDPHE reports
To the legislature
- HB 19-1279 January 2020 Report
- SB 20-218 February 2021 Report
- SB 20-218 February 2022 Report
- SB 20-218 February 2023 Report
El Paso County
- Southeast El Paso County Preliminary Assessment of Cancer and Birth Outcomes
- Addendum to Southeast El Paso County Preliminary Assessment of Cancer and Birth Outcomes
- Narrative Policy (Policy 20-1)
Entities that use or store PFAS
- Firefighting foam
- Certificate of Registration Program
- 2020 Discharge Permit Survey
A spreadsheet of facilities that reported storing or using AFFF or Class B firefighting foam, other PFAS chemicals, have reported PFAS passthrough, or have detectable limits of PFAS in their discharge.
A public google folder with the supporting documents that permittees submitted with their survey.
Several charts summarizing and grouping the data.
Additional resources for permittees:
- PFAS Permit Survey FAQ sheet for stormwater permittees.
- PFAS Permit Survey FAQ sheet for domestic wastewater permittees.
This map shows the locations of facilities that reported on the PFAS survey that they: use or store AFFF or Class B firefighting foam or other PFAS-containing materials; are within proximity to where AFFF is likely used; and/or have potential PFAS passing through their wastewater treatment plant.
The locations of the facilities are based on the latitude and longitude coordinates listed on their department permits. This may not reflect the actual location of the facility or permit location. For example, the municipal storm sewer permit usually covers the entire city area. The latitude and longitude may reflect the center of that area or is located near the permitted area. To view more information about a particular facility, click on the marker.
Note: ArcGIS software has a character limit on what can be displayed. Use this guide to understand what each row means when selecting a point to view more information about it. The character limit cuts off some of the words in longer responses submitted for the survey, but you can find the full responses on this spreadsheet of facilities with known or suspected PFAS presence.
- 2020 Sampling Project
Test results - public water systems, fire districts, and surface waters
- Stakeholder engagement
- All dischargers - sampling guidance
State of Michigan sampling guidance:
- Wastewater treatment plants - source investigation tools
- This document discusses known categories of PFAS sources to look for and includes questions you may want to ask your industrial sources.
September 30, 2020 Tools for WWTPs and PFAS Source Investigations webinar:
- Dewatering permittees