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The Veneto Region has identified a series of initiatives to bring down and control PFAS concentrations in water intended for human consumption. Recently the DGR 691/2018 was issued which, by modifying the "Surveillance Plan on the population exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances", has redefined the areas of interest.

This site presents the results of the analyzes carried out by ARPAV on water intended for human consumption at the exit of the drinking water treatment plants, located in Brendola, Lonigo and Sarego, which serve, in whole or in part, the 30 municipalities falling within the area of Maximum Health Exposure (Red Zone).

For 21 of these municipalities, identified by the DGR 2133/2016, the previus DGR 1591/2017 has established that, over a period of six months, the values, of PFOA + PFOS must be less than or equal to 40 ng / L, thanks to the adoption of a series of interventions aimed at experimenting treatment technologies for the reduction of pollutant loads in water intended for human consumption.

Map of the municipalities included in the Area of Maximum Health Exposure

Values of PFAS in water intended for human consumption in samples taken at the exit of drinking water treatment plants

Date of water sampleManager at the water sample pointMunicipality of water sampleAssisted municipalitiesLinear PFOA and branched isomersLinear PFOS and branched isomersSum of PFOA and PFOSSum of other PFAS excluded PFOA and PFOS1PFHxA (Perfluoro Hexanoic Acid)PFHxS (Perfluoro Hexane Sulfonate)
ng/Lng/Lng/Lng/Lng/Lng/L
28 November 2019 Acque del Chiampo Brendola Brendola (3)NQ NQ NQ 22 NQ NQ
28 November 2019 Acquevenete2 (ex CVS) Sarego Sarego Nord NQ NQ NQ 7 NQ NQ
28 November 2019 Acque Veronesi Lonigo Agugliaro (4) - Albaredo d'Adige - Alonte - Arcole - Asigliano Veneto - Bevilacqua - Bonavigo - Borgo Veneto (4) - Boschi Sant'Anna - Cologna Veneta - Legnago - Lonigo (5) - Lozzo Atestino (4) - Megliadino San Vitale (4) - Minerbe - Montagnana - Noventa Vicentina - Orgiano - Poiana Maggiore - Pressana - Roveredo di Guà - Terrazzo - Val Liona (4) - Veronella - Zimella NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
28 November 2019 Acquevenete2 (ex CVS) Lonigo Sarego Sud NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ

The municipalities of Casale di Scodosia, Merlara and Urbana, although included in the Area of Maximum Health Exposure, are not currently served by aqueducts network referred to in DGR 1591/2017.

(1) Other PFAS: sum of PFBA, PFPeA, PFBS, PFHxA, PFHpA, PFHxS, PFNA, PFDeA, PFUnA, PFDoA
(2) Acquevenete was born on 1 December 2017 from the merger between Centro Veneto Servizi (CVS) and Polesine Acque
(3) up to 17/10/2017 the reported analyses refer only to Brendola - hilly and suburban areas.
(4) Interessata una frazione minima del comune
(5) From 16/07/2018 Lonigo is no longer served by Acque del Chiampo. The monitoring of the water quality served to the municipality of Lonigo is guaranteed by Acque Veronesi. The withdrawal point of Acque del Chiampo can be reactivated when necessary.
( NQ ) NQ: Not quantifiable. The substance or group of substances are below the quantification limit.
The limit is 5 ng / L corresponding to 0.000000005 g / L.

Sampling frequencies

Period Frequency
from 9 October to 3 November 2017 Daily (from Monday to Friday)
from 3 November to 3 December 2017 Bi-weekly (on Monday and on Thursday)
from 4 December Weekly (on Thursday)

Change filters (for PFAS) Drinking Water Management Plants
Updated 28 November 2019

Manager at the water sample point Municipality of water sample Change filters Date
Acque del Chiampo Brendola Last filter change:
Filter 1 : 17 September 2019
Filter 2 : 17 September 2019
Filter 3 : 17 September 2019
Acquevenete2 (ex CVS) Sarego Last filter change:
Filter 1 : 23 October 2019
Filter 2 : 09 October 2019
Filter 3 : 20 November 2019
Acque Veronesi Lonigo Last filter change:
Filter 1 : 11 November 2019
Filter 2 : 08 November 2019
Filter 3 : 14 November 2019
Filter 4 : 18 September 2019
Filter 5 : 13 November 2019
Filter 6 : 12 November 2019
Filter 7 : 07 November 2019
Filter 8 : 06 November 2019
Filter 9 : 05 November 2019
Filter 10 : 04 November 2019
Filter 11 : 10 October 2019
Filter 12 : 09 October 2019
Filter 13 : 18 October 2019
Filter 14 : 17 October 2019
Filter 15 : 08 October 2019
Filter 16 : 07 October 2019
Filter 17 : 14 October 2019
Filter 18 : 11 October 2019
Filter 19 : 15 October 2019
Filter 20 : 16 October 2019
Acquevenete2 (ex CVS) Lonigo Last filter change:
Filter 1 : 20 August 2019
Filter 2 : 19 November 2019
(1) Acquevenete was born on 1 December 2017 from the merger between Centro Veneto Servizi (CVS) and Polesine Acque

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