Wurtsmith Contamination Updates:

May 23, 2018Local Health PFAS Advisory Committee Update for the week ending May 18, 2018

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. 

May 7, 2018 – Click to view the total number of Alternate Water Supply Units installed to May 2, 2018.

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.

April 10, 2018 – The next meeting of the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:35 p.m. at the Robert J. Parks Library.  Click the following links to view the:

April 18, 2018 RAB Meeting Agenda 

February 13, 2018 RAB Meeting Minutes






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