Warminster Township Water Contamination Update and Resources
Fitzpatrick Fights for Defense Dept. Funding of Water Contamination Clean Up, Health Study

State Legislative Efforts:

House Resolution 916 directs the EPA and the Department of Defense to discover the extent of the contamination, provide complete remediation, fully evaluate the health consequences, and provide ongoing bio-monitoring to residents and military personnel who have been exposed to the water contamination from compounds previously used at the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station – Joint Reserve Base.

Legislation to allow the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) to grant funding to use the authority’s funds during the 2016-17 fiscal year, to provide grants for projects that update the public water infrastructure to ensure safe drinking water.
Co-sponsor memo
House Bill 2302

State Legislative Efforts:
Sponsored by Reps. Kathy Watson and Bernie O'Neill


Fact Sheets:
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Frequently Asked Questions

Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS

Bio Monitoring

Timeline for usage of fire-fighting foam (AFFF) containing PFOS/PFOA at the Horsham Air Guard Station.

Former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove Current Actions to Address Impacts to Drinking Water

DEP Information

PFAS FAQs Factsheet from NH Department of Health and Human Services

EPA Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) Fact Sheet

Well Testing and Safe Water:
For information on drinking water, contact:
• DEP Safe Drinking Water 484-250-5980
• DEP Clean Water 484-250-5970

For information on private well testing:

U.S. EPA
Eduardo Rovira, On Scene-Coordinator
215-814-3436
Rovira.eduardo@epa.gov

U.S. EPA
Ruth Scharr, On Scene-Coordinator
215-756-7897
Scharr.ruth@epa.gov

Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base
Willington Lin
BRAC Environmental Coordinator
215-897-4904
Willie.Lin@navy.mil

Air National Guard
Keith Freihofer,
Environmental Restoration
Program Manager
3501 Fetchet Ave., Shepperd Hall,
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
240-612-8762
keith.e.freihofer.civ@mail.mil

Pennsylvania Air National Guard 111th Attack Wing
MSgt. Christopher Botzum
Public Affairs Representative
1051 Fairchild St., Building 203
Horsham, PA 19044
215-323-7177
chris.botzum.mil@mail.mil

Blood Testing
Rep. O’Neill has joined with local municipalities and other officials in sending correspondence to the Air Force, Navy and EPA concerning private well testing and blood testing. Constituents concerned about blood testing are encouraged to contact the following organizations and agencies:

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
800-232-4643

Local ATSDR contacts:
Lora Werner
215-814-3141
lkw9@cdc.gov

Dr. Karl Markiewicz
215-814-3149
kvm4@cdc.gov

The Honorable Deborah Lee James
Secretary of the Air Force
U.S. Department of the Air Force
1160 Air force, Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-1160

The Honorable Regina McCarthy, Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

The Honorable Ray Mabus
Office of the Secretary of the Navy
1000 Navy Pentagon, Room 4D652
Washington, DC 20350

Maps:
For a map of the water sampling area.

Links:
Warminster Township Water Contamination Information Website

Warminster Municipal Water Authority

Horsham Air Guard Station located on what was Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow

EPA Health Advisories website

EPA Official Blog Site for PFOS/PFOA