Wurtsmith Contamination Updates:

PLEASE NOTE: On August 3, 2018, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified District Health Department No. 2  (DHD2) that the NSF Certified AquaSana water filtration system is the only alternate water option available to residents at this time. For some residents, the long-term remedy of municipal hook-up assistance may be an option. For residents that have an in-home water cooler, once the initial allotment of funds has depleted, the homeowner can next choose to have an in home filtration system installed.

August 3, 2018 – Click to view the total number of Alternate Water Supply Units Installed to August 1, 2018.

July 31, 2018 – ATSDR invites public to comment on the re-evaluation of historical VOCs in drinking water for the Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.  Click to view the full press release. To view the report, click here.

July 31, 2018 – Local Health PFAS Advisory Committee Update for the week ending July 20, 2018.

July 20, 2018 – Michigan Releases Updated Fish Consumption Guidelines in Relation to PFAS.  Click to view the full press release. 

July 17, 2018 – Governor Snyder urges Attorney General Schuette to file suit against 3M.  Click to view the letter in full. 

July 12, 2018 – Click to view the Michigan’s Contaminant Induced Human Health Crisis: Addressing Michigan’s Future by Facing the Challenge of the Evolving Nature of Environmental Contamination Report.

June 27, 2018 – Recently the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry  (ATSDR) released the Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls Draft for Public Comment.  Click to view the report.

June 14, 2018 – Click to view a PowerPoint presentation on Statewide PFAS School Testing.

May 18, 2018 – Congressman Dan Kildee Calls on Trump Administration to Release Chemical Pollution Study.  Click to view the full press release. 

May 14, 2018 – PUBLIC NOTICE: The Air Force Civil Engineer Center will begin quarterly drinking water sampling this month for potable wells near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base to determine if PFOS/PFOA contaminants are present in drinking water sources. Click to see if your property qualifies for the program. 

April 11, 2018 – District Health Department No. 2 recently learned a monitoring well on Colbath Road tested at a significantly higher level above 70 ppt and the DEQ is making a plan to test residential wells in the area.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services states that a re-sampling effort is underway for some wells in the Colbath neighborhood and wells in the Pinecrest neighborhood.









The Advisory below was provided to specific residents whose well water results detected PFC contamination.  The testing was conducted by the Department of Defense and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Health Advisory:     February 26, 2016 RE: PFC’s Detected in Ground Water

Dear Homeowner,

As a precautionary measure, District Health Department No. 2 is issuing a Health Advisory to specific residents who received recent water test results from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Based on the results detecting PFC’s in your well groundwater, and the limited scientific data available on PFC’s, District Health Department No. 2 is advising you to seek an alternate water supply for drinking and the preparation of food. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and District Health Department No. 2 advise as a precautionary measure that residents do not consume the water in any way. If you have questions regarding this advisory, please contact Christina Bush, MDHHS Toxicologist at 1-800-648-6942 or via email at bushc6@michigan.gov.  You may also contact District Health Department No. 2 at 1-800-504-2650.

This advisory is issued by:

Denise M. Bryan, M. P. A. Health Officer District Health Department No. 2