By Dan Wing
HORSHAM, Pa. (CBS) — Officials in Horsham are looking for residents across the township that are willing to take part in an upcoming tap water test.
It’s part of a plan to address chemicals found in the water supply from Willow Grove Naval Air Base.
The Horsham Water and Sewer Authority and Township Council say that the amount of perfluorochemicals in residents’ water is well below EPA requirements, but a third party is being called in to run the latest round of tests to help calm any fears.
Township Manager William Walker says any resident can volunteer on the township’s website, and that the tests only take 15-30 minutes.
“It is a short process. The collection agency we entered into agreement will also be doing evenings and weekend appointments for the convenience of residents that work during the day time.”
Walker adds that the results will be available in the early fall. He also says the Water and Sewer Authority will begin testing private wells on a monthly basis instead of quarterly.
Volunteers must register by Monday, July 25th, and can be done by calling the Horsham Township Water Hotline at 215-907-0034.