PFAS & Well Water Resources

Hillsboro Avenue Area of Interest
For information, visit the Hillsboro AOI MPART site.
Brent Ritchie is the EGLE Lead for this area of interest and can be contacted at or by calling 616.481.1782.

Burger/Goodwood Water Extension Project
For information, visit our Burger/Goodwood PFAS Remediation Water Extension page.

Well Water Resources:
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
    • ‚ÄčInformation regarding possible health effects of PFAS and PFOA
    • Phone: 1.800.662.9278
    • PFAS Information
  • Kent County Health Department:
  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport
  • Cascade Charter Township Social Media

Lacks Industry PFAS Site

December 10, 2018 -
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality released an update on Dec. 10 regarding the former Lacks facility.
Specifically, the update reads, “So far, we have preliminary results from 19 drinking water wells that have been tested. All drinking water results were below EPA’s Lifetime Health Advisory (LTHA) level of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for combined PFOA and PFOS. PFAS was detected at 10 of these drinking water wells, with total PFAS ranging from 2 to 54 ppt. The quality control process is still being completed for some of these results, and will not be final until that time.”
Site Details and Sign Up for Future Updates from EGLE
Future Lacks Updates from the MI PFAS Action Response Team

November 15, 2018 - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has created an email listserv for individuals wishing to receive updates on the Lacks PFAS investigation. If you wish to be included on the listserv, please send an email to:

October 29, 2018 - The MDEQ will be holding a meeting Tuesday, October 30 regarding the Lacks Industries PFAS concerns.  The meeting will be held at the Cascade Library Wisner Center (2870 Jacksmith Dr. SE) from 6-8 p.m, with a presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

October 19, 2018 - PFAS Investigation at Lacks Industries in Cascade Township
Lacks FAQ
Lack's PFAS Sampling Site Map

September 7, 2018 - Cascade/Thornapple PFAS Presentation