Media Advisory: New York State Drinking Water Quality Council to Hold Next Meeting in New York City


The statewide Drinking Water Quality Council will meet on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at Baruch College, in New York City to advance discussion on recommendations to the State Health Department to set enforceable maximum contaminant limits (MCLs) in drinking water for three priority contaminants – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and 1,4-dioxane.

At previous meetings held in October and November, the Council was provided with information on the toxicology, occurrence, and treatment technologies for 1,4-dioxane and PFOA/PFOS in New York state's public water systems. These contaminants are currently unregulated by the federal government.


Mon., Feb. 26, 2018

Time(s) Location(s):

  • Baruch College
    William and Anita Newman Conference Center
    Room 750
    151 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10007
    Note: Attendees may be asked for photo identification.
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

DWQC meetings are open to the public. A public comment session will be held at the end of the meeting. Verbal comment is limited to 2 minutes. Meetings can be viewed live via webcast at Webcasts of the meetings are posted on DOH's web site for one year within two weeks following the meeting.

For more information about the Drinking Water Quality Council and past meeting materials, please see