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Recent discoveries of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination in groundwater and drinking water in several communities across Michigan have brought PFAS to the forefront of drinking water safety both in the state and across the country.

PFAS are a group of manmade chemicals that have been widely used in industry and consumer products since the 1950s which have been classified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as emerging contaminants. In recent years experts have become increasingly concerned by the potential effects of high concentrations of PFAS on human health.

In May of 2018, the State of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) – then known as the MDEQ - sent a letter to all community water supply owners and operators throughout the state, including the City of Sturgis, detailing their statewide initiative to test drinking water from all community water supplies for PFAS as a precautionary step.

Since that time the City has worked with state regulators to test municipal water, wastewater treatment, and other sites for PFAS. Below is information related to the PFAS issue in the City of Sturgis. It includes links to state resources, City media releases on PFAS, City water quality reports, and other pertinent information.

If you have questions regarding PFAS in the City, please contact City Manager Michael Hughes at 269-659-7223 or [email protected].

State of Michigan PFAS Information and Resources:

City of Sturgis PFAS Media Releases:
Residential Wells PFAS Results Media Release (10-12-20)
Big Hill Road Landfill PFAS Test Results Media Release (07-07-20)
Big Hill Road Landfill PFAS Test Results Media Release (03-14-19)
Water System PFAS Test Results Media Release (11-30-18)
Wastewater Treatment Plant PFAS Test Results Media Release (11-21-18)
08/08/18 Media Release
10/26/18 Media Release

City of Sturgis PFAS Testing Results:
Lakeview Well PFAS Test Results (January 2021)
Thurston Woods Wells PFAS Test Results (January 2021)
Oaklawn Well PFAS Test Results (January 2021)
2020 PFAS Testing Map
2018 PFAS Water System Test Results Letter
2015 PFAS Testing Results

Quality on Tap Reports (Sturgis Water Quality Reports):
Current Quality on Tap ReportPrevious Quality on Tap Reports