ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT STATEMENT ON FINAL ADOPTION OF NEW YORK DRINKING WATER STANDARDS FOR EMERGING CONTAMINANTS

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) today applauded the New York State Department of Health’s final adoption of Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for emerging water contaminants PFOA, PFOS and 1,4-dioxane.

The Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council voted to set Maximum Contaminant Levels of: 10 parts per trillion (PPT) for PFOA, 10 parts per trillion for PFOS and 1 part per billion (ppb) for 1,4-dioxane.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Water quality and safety is a top priority of mine in the State Assembly. As a member of the Assembly Minority Task Force on Water Quality, I have focused on water quality issues impacting our district and state. It is great news that today the Department of Health finalized maximum contaminant levels for emerging water contaminants PFOA, PFOS and 1,4-dioxane. Our district has been directly impacted by emerging water contaminants and the establishment of MCLs for PFOA and PFOS are critical for our communities. I will continue to support additional needed efforts to protect and rehabilitate our drinking water supplies.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula Quincy!

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