Open House Information Regarding Local Drinking Water

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  • By Naval Facilities Engineering Command Base Realignment and Closure Program Management Office
  • Horsham Air Guard Station
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Base Realignment and Closure Program Management Office (NAVFAC BRAC PMO) and the Air National Guard (ANG) are hosting open house public information sessions on May 24th and 25th, 2016 at the Horsham Township Community Center regarding current and future actions taken in response to the perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) found in drinking water. Specific PFCs known as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have been found at public and private drinking water wells near the Former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NASJRB) Willow Grove, former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) Warminster, and Horsham Air Guard
Station (HAGS), Pennsylvania. Attending these public information sessions will be representatives from the U.S. Navy, Air National Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, Montgomery and Bucks County Health Departments, and local water authorities.

These sessions will be held in an Open House format with multiple information displays staffed by the various agency representatives, who will be available to talk one-on-one with residents and answer questions about PFOA and PFOS. Residents are encouraged to attend either session; the presented information will be the same at both sessions. Dates and times are shown below.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Horsham Township Community Center
1025 Horsham Road ∙ Horsham, PA 19044

Information on other environmental restoration actions will also be available.

If you have questions about the meeting, please contact the appropriate military service representative or visit these websites:

Navy: Mr. Willington Lin, BRAC Environmental Coordinator
4911 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Phone: (215)897-4900

Air National Guard: Mr. Keith Freihofer, Environmental Restoration Program Manager
3501 Fetchet Ave - Shepperd Hall, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762- 5157
Phone: (240)612-8762 or