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Written by on March 28, 2023

By: Gabriella Raful

The U-S E-P-A is hosting a webinar this week on its proposed new drinking water regulations. The Agency has just announced plans to limit harmful toxic substances known as P-FAS in drinking water, and says cleaner water will prevent thousands of deaths and improve the lives of Pennsylvania residents. Myron Arnowitt, Pennsylvania director for Clean Water Action, says the proposal is a step in the right direction to clean up the state’s drinking water while preventing further contamination. He adds P-FAS are used in consumer products, firefighting foam, food packaging, and many other things.

“We’ve been increasingly concerned over the years that we have worked on this that these chemicals are getting throughout our environment. They’re in our water. We’re finding it in soil, (:10) we’re finding it in our bodies. I think that the EPA proposal is going to be really important for Pennsylvania. “

In addition to this week’s webinar, Arnowitt encourages people to voice their concerns over the E-P-A’s proposal during an online public hearing May 4th. The agency expects to finalize its plan by the end of this year, at which time water utilities would have three to five years to comply.

In other news, Radnor Township will begin its fifth pedestrian safety project on Monday, March 27. Lancaster Avenue lane restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Barley Cone Lane to Garrett Avenue. The anticipated duration is through June. The commissioners place pedestrian safety as a priority with the engineering department already completing four sidewalk safety projects in the last two years.