Mayor Soglin Statement on Proposed Establishment of Task Force to Address PFAS
I support the establishment of a task force to address PFAS contamination emanating from Truax Air Field. This issue is beyond the sole purview of Madison Water Utility and this collaborative group should include Dane County, the Department of Natural Resources, Public Health Madison Dane County, the State Health Department, Wisconsin National Guard and Madison Water Utility.
A consortium of local, state and federal officials must provide citizens with ample opportunities to remain engaged in this effort. The task force should expand and continue the use of the Water Utility’s PFAS email listserv, provide opportunities for citizen participation, and of course will continue to adhere to publicly accessible meetings and reporting about the task force’s discussions, conclusions and recommendations. Madison Water Utility did not cause this problem, but they will be willing participants in finding a solution which will assure the continued availability and delivery of safe water for all residents of the city.
- Katie Crawley, 608-266-4611