IECA Pulse: PFAS and Its Impact on Stormwater Management: What You Need to Know

By Jerry B. Sanders posted 8 days ago


Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been widely used in various industrial and commercial applications since the 1940s. They are commonly found in firefighting foam, non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing, and many other consumer products. PFAS are known as "forever chemicals" because they do not break down easily in the environment and can persist for decades.

Recent studies have shown that PFAS can contaminate the environment, including our water resources. Stormwater runoff is one of the main pathways for PFAS to enter the environment. Stormwater is water that runs off from rooftops, roads, and other impervious surfaces during rain events. It is typically collected and discharged into local waterways, which can lead to contamination of drinking water sources and harm aquatic life.

IECA hosted a two-part series on PFAS and its impact on stormwater management. The first part covered the basics of PFAS, its sources, and its effects on human health and the environment. The second part focused on effective management strategies for PFAS in stormwater, including treatment technologies, monitoring and testing, and regulatory compliance.

This webinar is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about PFAS and its impact on stormwater management. Featuring Rebecca Higgins, PG, Senior Hydrogeologist with East Metro Unit, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, an expert in the field who shares their knowledge and experience on this critical issue.

If you're interested in learning more from this on-demand webinar, you can register on the IECA website at

Don't miss out on this important opportunity to stay informed and take action on PFAS in stormwater management!

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