The City of Philadelphia announced today it has filed a lawsuit against the chemical companies responsible for the presence of PFAS on City property and natural resources, including its drinking water supplies. The lawsuit is a civil action and was filed by the City’s Law Department in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. The lawsuit in its entirety is available online.

The Philadelphia Water Department began proactively and voluntarily testing for PFAS in 2019, and no drinking water samples have exceeded the new proposed state limits for PFOA or PFOS, the two most commonly studied types of PFAS.

Visit our PFAS Management webpage for more information about our findings.