UNCW, in partnership with CFPUA, began work in August to identify unregulated compounds in the river. UNCW has released a monthly update on their progress. The project update reveals that two compounds have been tentatively identified and detected in the raw and finished water.
CFPUA continues to work closely with the faculty at UNCW to understand more about these compounds. As testing capabilities are developed, we will integrate these compounds into the ongoing pilot test at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant to evaluate our potential to remove them from the drinking water.
Read the project update for November.
CFPUA is committed to being open and transparent about issues concerning water quality and source water protection. Several months ago, we began regular updates to inform our customers and community. We also created the “Drinking Water Quality” page on the CFPUA website that allows the public to find the results of drinking water tests required by the State of North Carolina, and we also built the “Special Compound Testing” page to give access to testing results not required by the State.
CFPUA will continue to keep the public informed through regular updates, which are sent to local and state-wide media outlets and are posted on our website and social media accounts. Starting January 1, 2018, CFPUA will issue regular updates two times a week – on Mondays and Thursdays. We will continue to issue “special updates” when the need arises.
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.