Addressing PFOA/PFOS in Orange County

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) are chemicals that are prevalent in the environment and were once commonly used in many consumer products. They are part of a larger group referred to as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 

OCWD’s Philip L. Anthony Water Quality Laboratory became the first public agency laboratory in California to achieve state certification to analyze for PFAS in drinking water. The District is proactively working with federal, state and local agencies to test, identify and monitor PFAS. OCWD and the water retailers it serves provide some of the cleanest drinking water in the world, and OCWD is committed to ensuring that the community is knowledgeable and has the resources available to understand local water quality. We invite you to learn more through the resources below: