On October 12th, we announced we would pay for the costs of filter equipment and customized installation for whole-house water filtration systems for all 338 homes in the Study Area and Buffer Zone whose wells are being tested for the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which were man-made chemicals contained in 3M’s Scotchgard™ product. Filters are being offered to homeowners in these areas irrespective of results (even at the non-detect level) and while residents are waiting for testing results.
Culligan will begin installing systems this week, and over the next two weeks will ramp up to install approximately 55 systems per week to residents within the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Study Area and Buffer Zone.
After an extensive research process, we have selected the Culligan/Calgon filtration system, which relies on dual canister granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorption. This system has been demonstrated to effectively remove PFAS, and ensures that these compounds are not returned to the environment. The Culligan/Calgon filtration system has been used to treat water for PFAS in over 1,000 homes around the country. Additionally, a water meter is included in the outlet of the system to record water usage and facilitate service monitoring.
The system operation is designed to be simple to operate. Maintenance of the system will be performed by a local Culligan dealer, which will be done at Wolverine’s expense while additional data is collected.
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Wolverine Worldwide Installation of Whole Home Filters to Begin This Week