As a result of HB586 (2020), a Virginia PFAS Workgroup was convened by the State Health Commissioner through the Office of Drinking Water.  This workgroup met over the last eighteen months focused on determining the occurrence of PFAS in drinking water throughout the Commonwealth, identifying possible sources of PFAS contamination, and evaluating exiting approaches to regulating PFAS.  Stakeholders from across the state in various areas served on this workgroup.  Virginia Section AWWA served as an advocacy group representing waterworks in Virginia.  There were four subgroups that addressed the following areas:  Health, Toxicology, and Regulatory; PFAS Occurrence and Monitoring; VA Policy and Regulatory Action; and Public Education and Community Outreach.  
The result of all this effort was recently published by the Division of Legislative Automated Systems (DLAS) this week.  The report entitled "RD877 - Study of the Occurrence of Per- and Poly fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Commonwealth's Public Drinking Water - December 1, 2021" is now available online.  (
In addition, the third enactment clause of 2020 Acts of Assembly Chapter 1097 (HB1257) required the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to submit a final report to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions by October 1, 2021, detailing the maximum contaminant level (MCL) regulations established for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chromium (VI), and 1,4-dioxane.  The full report can be located here (
For more information regarding the PFAS Workgroup, the VDH-ODW has developed a PFAS webpage to include information and resources for waterworks.  (