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.

Testing Request Information:

If you live in the designated area and would like to be considered for free water testing, please fill out and send this email form.

Click to view PFAS Sampling Guidance from the State of Michigan

April 18, 2019 – Senator Peters Announces Air Force Official to Visit Iosco County on April 24, 2019. Click here to view the full press release

April 9, 2019 – “Congressman Kildee urges Congress to more robustly fund PFAS chemical contamination cleanup”. Click here to view the full press release. 

March 26, 2019- Click to view the “Gov. Whitmer Directs MDEQ To File a Request for Rulemaking to Establish PFAS Drinking Water Standards” press release.

March 12, 2019 – Click to view the total of Alternate Water Supply Units Installed to March 12, 2019.

February 25, 2019 – Click to view the “Michigan Completes the First Statewide Study of PFAS in Water Supply” press release.

January 24, 2019 – Click to view the “Michigan Finalizes PFAS Deer Testing Report, Recommendations Remain the Same” press release.

December 19, 2018 – Click to view “Scientific Evidence and Recommendations for Managing PFAS Contamination in Michigan”

November 6, 2018 – The next PFAS Town Hall Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Oscoda Township Community Center located at 401 East Arrow Street in Oscoda.  Click to view the meeting flyer.  Click to view the press release. 

October 22, 2018 – Congressman Kildee Announces $1 Million Grant to Oscoda for Clean Drinking Water.  Click here to view the full press release. 

October 19, 2018 – The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Natural Resources (DNR) issued a “Do Not Eat” advisory for deer taken within approximately five miles of Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda Township. Click to view the press release in full.  Click to view the Clark’s Marsh Advisory Area Map.







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