HDR, an international firm that plans and designs water treatment and delivery systems, has released its 15th edition of the Safe Drinking Water Act wall chart. The wall chart, available for download on their website, lists all of the existing U.S. primary drinking water regulations in an organized and easy to understand format.
Using the wall chart, residents may search for specific chemicals and will find health effects, maximum contaminant levels (the allowable level of contaminants in public drinking water systems) and associated monitoring requirements and comments. HDR’s website also links to a host of other materials for readers interested in learning more about water treatment and drinking water regulation.
Additionally, customers may see how CFPUA’s water compares to the allowable limits. Through our website, users are able to view all CFPUA testing data and can compare our results to the corresponding standards on the chart.
Yesterday afternoon, Executive Director Jim Flechtner and Chief Operating Officer Frank Styers provided the House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality with an interim report on CFPUA’s action plan to implement HB 56.
Mr. Flechtner and Mr. Styers summarized our responsibilities under HB 56, and provided an update on CFPUA projects that are using funds appropriated by the bill: the pilot test at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant and the routine testing of drinking water for levels of GenX. Additionally, they updated the committee on our plans to communicate results with utilities in surrounding counties.
CFPUA has received new results for October 10 from our on-going GenX testing at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. Levels of GenX continue to remain below the DHHS health goal of 140 ppt.