PFAS and Tannery Information

Welcome to the informational hub for the City of Rockford PFAS and tannery information.

The purpose of this page is to provide individuals with information from trusted sources so that they can educate themselves on the current PFAS situation in our area.

If you still have questions after checking out the information, please visit one of the websites linked below for contact info or call one of the contact numbers on the bottom of this page.

EGLE Drinking Water Rule Promulgation

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division held a public hearing on the January 8, 2020 at Grand Valley State University LV Eberhard Center 301 Fulton St. W Grand Rapids. The hearing was held to receive public comments on proposed changes to the rules to establish enforceable drinking water standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  More Information

Wolverine Community Advisory Group (CAG)

The Wolverine Community Advisory Group (CAG), formed under the auspices of the EPA, meets monthly to provide a forum for community needs and concerns regarding the Wolverine Worldwide contamination sites, and to ensure that response activities at the sites protect and sustainably restore the environment.

Rockford drinking water

On August 1, 2018, the MDEQ delivered the most recent PFAS testing results for the Rockford municipal water supply.  These most recent results represent the fourth testing of the City water supply, from three independent facilities which have shown Non Detection of PFAS.

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How can PFAS affect human health?

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is launching the Michigan PFAS Exposure and Health Study (MiPEHS) and the Multi-Site Study (MSS) to examine the health effects related to PFAS Exposure.

Call 844-464-7327 now to see if you or your family are eligible to participate in the study.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact:

Michigan DEQ Environmental Assistance Center: 1-800-662-9278

The EPA PFAS contact form

For questions about PFAS and health: Kent County Department of Health, 616-632-7100