Today, the University of North Carolina Wilmington hosted a workshop on Water Quality Research. The workshop was attended by representatives of CFPUA, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, US Environmental Protection Agency and by faculty from Duke University, North Carolina State University and others. The goal of the workshop was to provide a platform for experts in water quality to share information on emerging contaminants, and to begin building relationships amongst various sectors that work on issues affected by them.
CFPUA Executive Director, Jim Flechtner, gave a presentation on CFPUA’s response to PFAS in the drinking water, while others presented on topics ranging from public health research to environmental monitoring capabilities.
We have received the results for November 21 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.