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NEWS | June 30, 2022

2021 JBAB Water Quality Report

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

In accordance with federal drinking water regulations, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is providing the 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for Public Water System ID DC0000004.

On June 15, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency announced an updated interim lifetime drinking water health advisory for two PFASs: PFOS at 0.02 parts per trillion (ppt) and PFOA at 0.004 ppt. These levels are a significant reduction from the May 2016 health advisories of 70 ppt, and are based on draft levels that are undergoing review by EPA's Science Advisory Board. The interim HAs are also below the current detection limits of approximately 4 ppt. The Department is evaluating changes to its drinking water treatment efforts to account for emerging science that shows potential
health effects at levels lower than 70 ppt.

JBAB is committed to safeguarding the health of the installation members, their families, and anyone who may use the JBAB Public Water System. Ensuring safe drinking water is a top priority for the JBAB command team, and the 2021 sampling results presented in this report demonstrate that the installation's drinking water met the water quality standards established by the Safe Drinking Water Act and is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Please take this opportunity to learn more about your drinking water. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please call or email the Civil Engineering Environmental Element, whose contact information is provided at the end of this report.