TDEC Sampling for PFAS

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is preparing for a statewide effort to sample all public drinking water system sources for 29 PFAS. Sample collection is anticipated to begin in late 2021.

This initial assessment will help TDEC determine the potential presence and concentration of PFAS compounds in source waters throughout the state. Should detections of PFAS occur in raw source water, TDEC will conduct follow-up sampling of the respective system’s finished drinking water. In addition to understanding potential presence of PFAS in Tennessee, the results of this effort will help TDEC and the regulated community understand if the department and public water systems should take action to reduce human exposure to PFAS via drinking water. Sample collection will be conducted by TDEC Division of Water Resources (DWR) staff located in TDEC’s eight environmental field offices across the state over the next year.

TDEC will post assessment results to allow public access to sampling information as available. At the conclusion of the assessment, TDEC will publish a report summarizing all data and results on this page.

Interested in learning more about PFAS or have other questions? Please visit our other PFAS informational pages, listed below:

This Page Last Updated: June 14, 2022 at 6:48 AM