December 7, 2020 @ The Commercial Point Municipal Building
6:45 Van Trust Variance Request
Ohio EPA PFAS Testing of Commercial Point Water Source
What are PFAS?
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals applied to many
consumer goods to make them waterproof, stain resistant, or nonstick. PFAS are also used in products
like cosmetics, fast food packaging, and a type of firefighting foam called aqueous film forming foam
(AFFF) which is used mainly on large spills of flammable liquids, such as jet fuel.
PFAS are classified as contaminants of emerging concern, meaning that research into the harm they
may cause to human health is still ongoing. The most commonly studied PFAS are perfuorooctanoic
acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), and
perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA).
Ohio’s Statewide PFAS Action Plan for Drinking Water calls for Ohio EPA to gather data from public
water systems statewide to determine if PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are present in
drinking water. Under this plan, your water system was sampled for 6 individual PFAS contaminants:
PFOA, PFOS, GenX, PFBS, PFHxS, and PFNA. PFAS were not detected in samples collected from
your public water system. All results were below the reporting limit. To view and download your
systems data, please go to the State of Ohio PFAS Action Plan Interactive Dashboard and Map. You
may view your system under the Test Results tab or you may download results using the Click to
Download Data link in the upper right hand corner and then clicking on the “data tab”. Results will be
posted within five business days.
Ohio EPA, Central Office
Division of Drinking and Ground Waters
Due to the current situation we are facing from COVID-19, we regret to inform all of you that we are going to cancel our Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration for 2020. The Christmas Tree in the center of town will still be decorated and the lights will be turned on at the beginning of December.
However, this year Santa will come to you! On December 17, 2020 the VOCP in partnership with the Commercial Point Community Men’s Club will host a Santa Parade for the residents of the Village of Commercial Point. The parade will start at 7:00 p.m. and come through the village developments and old town CP. Just listen for the music!!
Don’t forget! The Santa Mailbox will be out after Thanksgiving by the Christmas Tree! Santa will accept letters through December 20, 2020 in the mailbox. Please make sure your child remembers to put their address on their letter to ensure they will receive a letter back from Santa and his elves.