Philadelphia Real Estate Helpful News and Views : What is Happening in Philly and Suburbs 'Drinking Water"

What is Happening in Philly and Suburbs 'Drinking Water"

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I wrote a post about the drinking water back in 2016 .  Now it looks like the drinking water is back in the news again . I was reading this article in the Bucks County Courier Times . I was also sent the same artlcle from the Suburban Realtor Alliance . Looks like the Federal Goverment has ruled on this .Realtors® are encouraged to reach out to specific municipalities for more information regarding water safety in areas where they do business. Here  is a copy of the article with a link to my original articles that I posted here on Active Rain in 2016  I wrote two posts in 2016

 

Federal court rules residents can sue for PFAS claims
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled that Bucks and Montgomery County residents can proceed with claims over water contamination near area military bases. The ruling reverses two years’ work of legal setbacks for residents against what had seemed to be a watertight immunity defense for the U.S. Navy. Two similar cases each requested the Navy provide medical monitoring for the plaintiffs, who had allegedly been exposed to toxic perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) in their drinking water. The second case also sought a large-scale healthy study that would assess whether the chemicals caused unusual amounts of illness in the affected communities. The justices hearing the recent appeal determined that residents can pursue funding for medical monitoring even though the Superfund law says the military has full control over the cleanup process and cannot be sued to change course. However, since the federal court has formal mechanisms in place to conduct a health study, residents cannot sue to force the government to take that action. The Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer have made all of the reporting about the water contamination issue available on their websites as a public resource — http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/horsham-pfos and http://www.theintell.com/news/horsham-pfos. Maps of the contaminated areas have been added to those sites, along with recent news articles and efforts by area congressmen to fund testing and cleanup. Realtors® are encouraged to reach out to specific municipalities for more information regarding water safety in areas where they do business.
Source: Bucks County Courier Times; 10/2/2018

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Comment balloon 14 commentsHannah Williams • October 13 2018 01:04AM

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We all are entitled to clean drinking water and thinking that might not be the case is very sad.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 2 months ago

Morning Hannah.

During certain times of the year, the water around here is almost undrinkable.  It's an issue that has been going on for decades, with no plans to fix it.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 2 months ago

Good morning Hannah. We all expect clean drinking water. Lately more and more is contaminated.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 2 months ago

This was (and is) an issue near Spokane where the Fairchild military base is.  It had to do with chemicals used in firefighting foam.  I'm not sure what the current status is.  We are blessed with good water where I live but that doesn't mean things can't change, if irresponsible contamination takes place.  Constant monitoring goes on and we receive updates on a regular basis. 

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) about 2 months ago

Hannah,

Good for you for getting the word out about the water safety.  I hope other agents take the lead also. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 months ago

Debbie Reynolds  I have clean drinking water as I have public water filter by Philadelphia this was done by the military dumping chemicals

James Dray That's terrible  I had no idea ..Water is so precious

Carol Williams  This is also from a military base . As Real Estate Agents we need to check to see the status of these areas . I also am blessed to have wonderful drinking water . I am drinking a glass now filled with ice .

Thank you for your input

Hannah

 

 

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  We should be careful as we  need to make buyers aware of the situation in certain areas in the suburbs

Thanks for your professional input

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 months ago

Yes we do Sheila Anderson  expect to be able to drink clean water in the USA

Thank you for your input

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 months ago

We have to take every precaution for our buyers and this is so smart of you to do so, Hannah. As well, what a wonderful PSA for your consumers - the more they are informed, the more trust you build!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 2 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS You are so right .  I am loving this picture  more everytime I see it

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 months ago

You're so funny, Hannah! I love that picture too but, wish we had ditched the sunglasses! LOL

Happy Monday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 2 months ago

Good morning Hannah.  I hope the residents of Philadelphia will know that they have the rights for clean drinking water.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 2 months ago

Wow Hannah, I miss your blog a  couple of years ago but interesting reading about it now.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 2 months ago

Gabe Sanders  In Philly the water is ok it is other Suberban areas where there were military bases

Will Hamm  It is a shame I know someone who had problems with their water ......Very sad  situation

Thank you both for taking the time to comment

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 months ago

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