Kalamazoo’s Cooper, Parchment Townships Test Safe for Drinking Water

In this update, health officials say two west Michigan communities can drink tap water again.

The Kalamazoo County Health Department says water tests in Parchment and Cooper Township show acceptable chemical levels.

Their water will now come from Kalamazoo’s supply.

This is a month after high amounts of industrial chemicals were found called PFAS.

The chemicals are found in non-stick coatings and firefighting foams, and can affect growth in babies and children and increase the risk of cancer.

Several water supplies across the state have tested positive for the toxic chemical.