Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afternoon update on Governor Coopers’ Wilmington visit this morning and the Ogden Park free water station.
1. Governor Cooper was in Wilmington this morning to meet with local officials to talk about the State’s next steps to address GenX in the Cape Fear River. CFPUA Board Chairman Mike Brown and CFPUA environmental counsel George House were in attendance at this meeting.
2. CFPUA installed a meter for the Ogden Park free water station on Tuesday, July 18 to give us an idea of how much water is being withdrawn from the station. By Friday, July 21 732.5 gallons had been withdrawn. As of this morning (Monday, July 24), 1229.4 gallons had been withdrawn. This averages at about 205 gallons per day. To put that number into perspective, the average household of four uses about 266 gallons per day.
3. NC Attorney General Josh Stein sent a certified letter to Chemours on Friday to notify the company of a civil investigative demand and to require them to submit records for inspection. Click here to read the full letter.
4. CFPUA encourages the public to check our website and social media channels for updates as this continues to unfold. We are committed to transparency, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with you through the duration of this process.