This afternoon, CFPUA learned that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is taking enforcement action against Chemours. The action is in response to an increased concentration of GenX in its wastewater discharge, detected in early October.
CFPUA continues to monitor the treated water from Sweeney Water Treatment Plant weekly. Our results show that, although a slight increase in the level of GenX was detected on October 18 and October 23, levels remained below the Department of Health and Human Service’s health goal of 140 parts per trillion.
CFPUA remains committed to identifying and quantifying the levels of unregulated contaminants in our source water. We will continue to share results with the public as we receive them.