CFPUA and its counsel were not consulted prior to the filing of the Complaint or the Motion for the TRO. We and our counsel were not aware of or asked to participate in the Hearing that was scheduled on September 7 to occur on September 8. Having now read the Complaint and the Motion, we believe they accurately state the law in North Carolina. We applaud the DEQ for taking this action and believe that the Court would have granted a TRO with or without Chemours consent. As noted, we did not participate in the discussion between DEQ and Chemours which resulted in the Consent Order. After we have a chance to discuss the Consent Order with DEQ, we may have additional comments.
Every Monday and Friday, CFPUA staff read the meter at the free water station in Ogden Park to monitor how much water is being withdrawn from the station. Monday’s reading showed that a total of 12,365 gallons have been withdrawn since July 18, the day CFPUA installed the meter. The running average is 225 gallons per day.