GenX Information

Posted on: July 26, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 26, 2017

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 morning update on the Ogden Park free water station. 


1. Late Friday afternoon, CFPUA received additional GenX water sample data collected from the Sweeney Water Plant on July 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18. Some results are above the NCDHHS recommended health goal of GenX in parts per trillion (ppt). CFPUA immediately contacted NCDHHS and is seeking guidance on next steps. The most recent data is highlighted below:


Sweeney WTP GenX Data (ng/L) -MRL 2 ng/L

Date

Raw

Treated

6/26/17

149

156

6/28/17

87.5

120

6/30/17

68.6

89.5

7/3/17

55.6

55.4

7/5/17

93.9

87.4

7/7/17

136

132

7/10/17

102

145

7/12/17

93.0

122

7/14/17

114

113

7/15/17

194

127

7/16/17

336

250

7/17/17

166

286

7/18/17

128

185


In keeping with NCDHHS guidance – which is the only measure CFPUA is able to operate under at this time—we are reporting that the most recent sample results include levels above the health goal of 140 ppt. We remain committed to being open and transparent to the public on this important matter. We will continue to share more results with the public on future sample test data as soon as it is available.

CFPUA remains committed to providing the highest quality drinking water for our customers. We will continue to prioritize communication and transparency as we seek additional information.

Click here to view Friday’s GenX results.


2. For CFPUA customers who prefer water from an alternate source, CFPUA is offering free water from a ground source. This water is treated at CFPUA’s nanofiltration plant. On July 13, CFPUA sampled water at this Richardson Nanofiltration Plant—which serves the free water station at Ogden Park—for GenX and it was not detected. This water is supplied by aquifers that have not been affected by Chemours’ discharge of GenX.

Residential CFPUA customers may fill their clean personal containers at New Hanover County’s Ogden Park near the tennis courts at 615 Ogden Park Drive. This is available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CFPUA will continue to offer this service until we confirm a trend line that is at or below the health advisory goal set by NC DHHS.


3. 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.

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