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Water Update Postcard Scam

WATER UPDATE POSTCARD SCAM 

The Horsham Water & Sewer Authority (the Authority) has been made aware that certain individuals or companies might try to convince our customers that there is a need for them to purchase water filtering or treatment systems for their homes and businesses. We are asking that our customers be on the lookout for a “water update” postcard that may come in the mail.

Please know that the Authority has not sent any such postcard encouraging customers to take any special action regarding their water quality. Please be cautious when dealing with any company that you suspect might employ questionable sales tactics.

You should have received a recent public notice sent by the Authority concerning the presence of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), which was found in two wells that have since been taken out of service.

With respect to PFOS specifically, you should know that they cannot be removed by water softening product(s).

If you would like more information on PFOS, you can visit EPA’s website for more information about Public Health Advisory (PHA) levels at the following webpage: http://water.epa.gov/drink/standards/hascience.cfm.

The PHAs for PFOS and PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid) can be found at:
http://water.epa.gov/action/advisories/drinking/upload/2009_01_15_criteria_drinking_pha- PFOA_PFOS.pdf.

If you have any questions about PFOS or your water quality, please contact the Authority
weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 215-672-8011.