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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Town of Thurmont PFAs Sampling Results


Tests Performed on February 15, 2023:

Wells 3, 4, 9:  PFOA = 9.83 ppt  PFOS = 12.3 ppt

Well 7: PFOA = 5.45 ppt  PFOS = 22.1 ppt

Well 8: PFOA = 9.42 ppt  PFOS = 39.1 ppt


Tests Previously Performed on 10/5/22:

Wells 3, 4, 9:  PFOA = 8.21 ppt  PFOS = 10.5 ppt

Well 7: PFOA = 4.73 ppt  PFOS = 23.6 ppt

Well 8: PFOA = 8.31 ppt  PFOS = 37.4 ppt


The results displayed herein are from results provided by an accredited lab. With every result that is presented, there is a margin of uncertainty. Although there is a margin of uncertainty, the results returned during the last round of sampling, illustrate a relative consistency with the previous round of sampling that occurred in October of 2022.   Currently, Well 8 is only being operated on an as-needed basis to supplement water when the demand arises. The Town of Thurmont continues to work with our engineers in the design of a filtration system to remove detectable amounts of these chemicals.  In addition, the town will continue to monitor all wells in compliance with MDE requirements.   Comments and questions will not be responded to on Facebook.  Please contact us with any questions or comments at Thank you.

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