State Rep. Brandt Iden of Oshtemo Township today issued the following statement in regard to traces of PFAS contamination identified in the Portage water system:
“I am closely monitoring the situation in Portage and keeping up-to-date on continued efforts to address the trace PFAS contamination found in our community.
“The levels of contamination detected in three of the 20 municipal wells in Portage are, thankfully, quite low. At this stage, the city is cooperating with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to take proactive measures and ensure safe drinking water for our citizens.
“I remain committed to communicating with residents and city officials in Portage and all of the communities I serve.”
More information is available by visiting the Kalamazoo County Health Department webpage at www.kalcounty.com/hcs. Background on the PFAS issue and Michigan’s response is available at www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse.