An emerging constituent, PFAS, or Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, is a chemical emerging in drinking water across the nation.
Murrieta is served by several water districts and these include Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, Eastern Municipal Water District, Western Municipal Water District and Rancho California Water District.
PFAS are a family of over 6,000 chemicals according to the report presented at the Feb. 18 Murrieta City Council meeting. These chemicals are used in manufacturing for their heat and water-resistant properties, and they’re also found in thousands of items we use every day: water-proof clothing, cleaning products, nonstick cookware, fire-fighting foam, paint, microwave popcorn bags and dental floss.
Water districts don’t put these chemicals into the