When will Hawthorne's new treatment system for PFOA and PFOS be operational?

Although a bid for construction of the system is expected to be awarded by April of 2022, the current estimated timeframe for delivery of the necessary equipment is 55 weeks from the order date, which will likely push completion of the installation into mid-2023. DEP is has notified the Borough that we only have until August 25, 2022,to be in compliance (which means having the treatment system operational), The Borough still has not received DEP approval of the required permit, and the aforementioned estimated delivery schedule for the equipment makes this date totally unrealistic..

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1. How much PFOA and PFOS is there in Hawthorne water?
2. Where do PFOA and PFOS come from?
3. Why have PFOA and PFOS become a problem now?
4. What are the limits for PFOA and PFOS as set by the NJ DEP?
5. Is Hawthorne water safe to drink?
6. What, if any, health problems are associated with ingesting PFOA or PFOS?
7. What should I do if I believe that I or someone in my family is experiencing health problems associated with PFOA or PFOS?
8. Is it safer to drink bottled water?
9. Will home water filters remove PFAS from the water?
10. Does boiling the water remove PFOA and/or PFOS?
11. How does Hawthorne intend to comply with the new DEP Maximum Contaminant Levels for PFOA and PFOS??
12. When will Hawthorne's new treatment system for PFOA and PFOS be operational?
13. How much will the new treatment system or PFOA and PFOS cost?
14. How will the Borough pay for the cost of the treatment system for PFOA and PFOS?