Holden trailer park has relied on bottled water for 4 years after PFAS found in well

HOLTON, Maine — Residents of Mobile Home Park in Holden have had their water contaminated for four years with high levels of perfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, which could be relieved as early as sometime next year.

The Holden City Council has approved an application for up to $1 million through Maine’s Community Development Block Grant program to help fund new water and sewer lines into the Holden Mobile Home Park.

Residents of the mobile home park have been drinking from bottles for the past four years after a February 2018 sample from a park well confirmed levels of PFAS above the 20 parts per trillion health recommendation level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water. People use well water for bathing and laundry.

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