La Crosse to offer info on well water testing for PFAs

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The city of La Crosse will host an online public information session at 5 p.m. Thursday to talk about testing for polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAs, in wells near the La Crosse Regional Airport.

The city detected PFAs in two city wells near the airport which have since been removed from production. The impacts are well below the Department of Natural Resources’ proposed standards; however, the city has hired an environmental consultant — The OS Group — to investigate.

The PFAs are a result of the use of firefighting foam, known as Aqueous Film Forming Foam or AFFF, that contained PFAs.

In an abudance of caution, the city of La Crosse is offering private well water sampling to all residents located downstream from the airport in the town of Campbell. The city is holding a public session to provide the opportunity for the community to ask questions.

People can attend online via https://call.lifesizecloud.com/5902513 or by phone at https://call.lifesizecloud.com/5902513.