Parchment’s water distribution center has moved

Toxic Tap Water

PARCHMENT, Mich. (WOOD) — Officials have released a map detailing where high levels of PFAS have been found in the Parchment area.

The highest levels found were at 340 parts per trillion near the old Crown Vantage paper mill. The state standard for PFAS levels in 70 ppt.

Contaminated wells are less than a mile from the old mill and dump on the Kalamazoo River. More than 3,000 people are using bottled water after high levels of PFAS were found last month.

Parchment’s water distribution center has moved locations to the Haven Reformed Church off Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo. It was closed Friday, but will reopen Saturday and will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

People with questions about the contamination can call the Parchment Water Hotline at 269.373.5346 to talk to someone from the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department. Updates are also being provided on the health department’s website daily.

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