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Water Testing Results – PFAS

PFAS Results

In November 2022 the new Water Services Act will replace the current New Zealand Drinking Water Standards to specify the quality standards that needs to be achieve for all drinking water supplies. Testing for PFAS levels in drinking water sources is not included in the current NZ Drinking Water Standards, but is included in the new standards as noted in the Water Services Act. Water samples from the Bulls water supply was submitted to an accredited laboratory in Australia for PFAS analysis and returned the following results:

New NZ Limit (ug/l)

Plant

Well

Bore 1

Bore 2

Bore 3

Bore 5

Bore 3A

Comply

PFHxS + PFOS

0.07

0.02

0.03

0.02

0.02

0.03

0.02

0.03

All samples comply

PFOA

0.56

>0.01

>0.01

>0.01

>0.01

>0.01

>0.01

>0.01

All samples comply