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Commitment to Ski Fluoro Free
News Release – For Immediate Release
Clayton Scrivner, Communications Manager
March 10, 2023
Park City Makes a Commitment to Ski Fluoro Free
Drinking water ordinance now in place prohibits fluorinated ski wax
Park City, Utah – On February 16, the City Council passed the Drinking Water Source Protection Ordinance prohibiting the use and sale of all fluorinated ski wax in Park City. Traces of Polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as ‘forever chemicals’ or PFAS, have been detected in Park City’s aquifer and groundwater wells. Fluoro ski wax (usually labeled with LF and HF on packaging) has been identified as the probable contamination source.
Park City Mayor Nann Worel and the Park City Council, along with Summit County Health, Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District, and Recycle Utah are asking residents and winter trail users to join them in keeping fluoros out of our drinking water by taking part in the Ski Wax Takeback Program by April 15.
“We are lucky to have high quality, reliable drinking water in Park City,” said Park City Mayor Nann Worel. “I ask everyone to help protect our drinking water by skiing fluoro free and changing out their wax.”
Residents are encouraged to drop off their fluoro ski wax free of charge at Recycle Utah located at 1951 Woodbine Way in Park City. Go here for more information.
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