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On Saturday, June 18, 2022, the NHA Environmental Committee will host a program by Susan Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Orleans Water Department, who will speak with members about the quality and safety of our town’s public drinking water.

For decades, Orleans residents have taken their water for granted and in fact, it has received several state-wide awards for its quality. However, In the last few years, Cape Cod towns like Chatham and Barnstable, had to take action when their public drinking water was found to be contaminated by polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS.

PFAS are toxic “forever’ chemicals” that persist in the environment and have been linked to cancer and other health problems. There are approximately 3,000 different PFAS and have been found in drinking water in almost 1,400 sites across 49 states.

Come listen to Sue Brown’s presentation to understand the source of PFAS contamination, why they can be found be in the Cape’s drinking water and groundwater, and what steps Orleans is already taking to protect our water supply against future threats to keep it in good health.

DIRECTIONS: Home of Past President Dave Strickler and Corresponding Secretary,
Kathy Pattison, One Standish Road. Bring your own lawn chair and as always, dress for the weather. If the program is postponed due to rainy weather, you will receive an email alert.

If you would like to visit with old friends and new neighbors, please come at
9:30 am the program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

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