Saegertown PFAS Site
DEP’s Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields is investigating a groundwater plume located in Saegertown Borough, Crawford County, in accordance with the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA). Periodic updates about this investigation will be posted on this page.
The Saegertown PFAS Site (Site) is in a former industrial park located on Erie Street in the Borough of Saegertown. Within the Site, the Borough owns a 4.5-acres property where two public water supply wells, PW-6 and PW-7, are located. These wells are two of seven source wells that supply the
Saegertown Borough public water system, which serves a population of approximately 1,500 people, businesses, industries, and 380 service connections.
The Site investigation is in response to sampling data from public water supply wells collected by DEP’s Safe Drinking Water Program in 2020. This sampling was conducted in accordance with Pennsylvania’s PFAS Action Team’s Actions and Recommendations included in their 2019 Initial Report. This data indicated that PW-6 and PW-7 are contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) compounds.
The goals of the HSCA investigation are to delineate the extent of contamination in order to identify any exposure pathways to residents or the environment in the area, to locate potential sources, and to determine possible mitigation or remediation measures.
The initial phase of investigation and Final Report are complete. The Department and its contractor are preparing for additional investigation activities.
For more information on PFAS compounds, please see the web links below. For more information about the HSCA program, visit DEP’s
HSCA Annual Report Story Map and the
HSCA home page.
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Response Justification Document
Scope of Work for Department Contractor
Scoping Meeting on Site with Contractor
Investigation Work Plan Development
Investigation Field Work Activities
Please direct questions pertaining to the Saegertown PFAS Site HSCA investigation to DEP Northwest Region HSCA Project Manager John Morettini, at 814-332-6666 or
All media inquiries should go to DEP Northwest Region Community Relations Coordinator, Tom Decker, at 814-332-6615 or
DEP Information on PFAS:
PFAS in Drinking Water
Governor’s PFAS Action Team Report
DEP’s PFAS Sampling Plan
DEP’s PFAS Sampling Plan Final Results
Groundwater Monitoring Work Plan Final
Citizens Advisory Council: Introduction to Per and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
DEP’s Role with PFAS
Additional Information on PFAS:
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council: PFAS — Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap