West Bend shuts down well due to high levels of PFAS contamination

WEST BEND, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The city of West Bend recently shut down one of its wells due to high levels of PFAS contamination. 

PFAS, also known as "forever chemicals," may be linked to harmful health effects in humans and animals. They accumulate in the environment over time and break down slowly. 

PFAS had been detected in four wells in the city's central pressure system but only one well had levels above the EPA's health advisory level, so it was shut down. 

Residents can continue to use the water supply as normal. 

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