What are PFAS?
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. PFOA and PFOS have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. Both chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.
The Village of Mattawan's water system has undergone PFAS testing. We will release the information as soon as it becomes available.
The Van Buren County Drain Commissioner's Office currently has a pipe that sits across the road on Main Street near French Road. This pipe is pumping water to elevate high water levels in the Bob-O-Link pond, and other areas near there. We DO NOT know how long this pipe will remain in the roadway. The Drain Commissioner is working on a permanent solution for the water issues. We ask for continued patience during this time. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding this project you may call the Drain Commissioner's office at 269-657-8241