State Of Disaster Declared Because Of PFAS In Parchment Water

Jul 29, 2018

Bottled water is being distributed at Parchment High School because of elevated levels of PFAS found in the city's water system.
Credit Gordon Evans / WMUK

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has declared a state of disaster for Kalamazoo County in the wake of PFAS being discovered in the Parchment water system. 

A statement from Calley says the declaration allows the state to supply additional resources for Parchment and the part of Cooper Township which gets its water from Parchment. The advisory against drinking water from the Parchment water system continues. Bottled water is still being distributed at Parchment High School. Beginning Monday residents can pick up water between noon and 8:00p.m.

A town hall meeting is scheduled for Tuesday. An open house will run from 5:00 to 6:00p.m. A program on the water crisis is scheduled for 6:30 until 8:30 Tuesday night at Haven Reformed Church on Sprinkle Road.