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Communities across the U.S. are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis by organizing and advocating for safe drinking water. This map shows sites with known contamination and where organizations are working for stronger health and environmental protections. Plug into a group working in your community, form a new group, or connect with others facing similar challenges.

Connecting Communities > United States > Arizona

Is there a PFAS contamination site near you? Use our interactive map to find out.

* This map focuses on sites where PFAS have been detected in the environment (groundwater, soil, and surface water), or in drinking water where the contamination is linked to a specific source and not merely the result of testing a water supply system.

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Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at the Northeastern University.

Arizona Contamination Areas

  1. Luke Air Force Base
    Firefighting foam used at Luke Air Force Base
    Location  Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  2. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
    Firefighting foam used at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
    Location  Yuma, Arizona
    Date  2017
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Naval Base (Marine Corps)

  3. Pima County
    Firefighting foam used at Davis-Monthan AFB
    Location  Pima County, Arizona
    Date  2016
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  4. Tempe / Former Williams Air Force Base
    Firefighting foam used at Williams Air Force Base (WAFB) located in Mesa, Arizona
    Location  Tempe, Arizona
    Date  2013-2014 (UCMR3 testing)
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base

  5. Tucson / Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
    Firefighting foam used at Base
    Location  Tucson, Arizona
    Date  2016
    PFAS contamination source  Military - Air Force Base



If you know about a contamination site in your state that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates about your state!

Arizona Community Groups

  1. EJ Mothers Safe Air Safe Water Force
    We are a non profit corp commissioned in the State of Arizona, our project goals are focused on developing campaigns and community led programs, to document pollution and research solutions; fight for freedom of speech and the human right to clean water and demand government transparency & accountability, & build people centered networks. The Task Force is currently advocating for the State of Arizona, residents impacted by per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (pfas) contamination of our primary source of drinking water. We plan to create new policy's or ordinances to minimize toxic exposures and protect public health.
    Location  Tucson International Airport Superfundsite, 162 Air National Guard, Air Force Plant # 44, Tucson Airport Remediation Project, Tucson Airport Treatment Facilities, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, all other State of Arizona PFAS contaminated sites
    Contact Name  Linda Shosie
    Contact Email  lindarobles39@gmail.com
    Contact Phone  520-393-3671



​​​​​​If you are involved in a community organization working on PFAS and you don’t see your group listed, click here to have your group added to this page. 

If there are no community groups in your state, try contacting the National PFAS Contamination Coalitiona network of community groups working to address PFAS contamination across the country. You can also contact a coalition member near you to learn more and get involved.

Arizona PFAS Exposure and Health Studies

We are not aware of any health or exposure studies in this state.



Some states have conducted their own blood testing to understand people's exposure to PFAS in areas with contaminated drinking water. In the fall of 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry launched a national health study on PFAS involving multiple communities across the country.

Do you know about a health study in your state that is not listed here? Fill out this form to have it added!

Wondering if a health study is right for your community? Boston University’s Department of Environmental Health has a guide for making informed decisions.

Arizona Agency Websites

  1. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality









What should you do if you happen to live or work near a PFAS contamination site?

  • Ask your local water supplier if they have tested the drinking water for PFAS and how they have reported (or failed to report) the results to the public.
  • If you have a private well, get your water tested. See our drinking water fact sheet to learn how.
  • Being close to a contamination site does not necessarily mean your drinking water is also contaminated. If you have questions or concerns, contact your state environmental or health department. Also see our list of resources for more information.

Information about contamination sites comes from the PFAS Contamination Site Tracker, a project of the PFAS Project Lab at Northeastern University. The tracker records qualitative and quantitative data from each known site of PFAS contamination, including a timeline of discovery, sources, levels, health impacts, and community and government responses. All data presented in the map were extracted from government websites, news articles, or publicly available documents, and are cited in the tracker.

If you know about a contamination site that is not shown on the map, fill out this form to have it added. Check back for updates!

The Environmental Working Group also maintains a map of PFAS contamination in the US. This map includes additional locations where PFAS were found in drinking water but the point source of contamination is unknown.
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