Posted on: December 13, 2017

CFPUA Update: December 13, 2017 | Understanding Costs Associated with GenX

Understanding Costs Associated with GenX 

CFPUA continues taking extra steps to ensure our customers receive the highest quality drinking water possible. As our response to unregulated compounds increases, so do our costs. The lack of information ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: December 11, 2017

CFPUA Update: December 11, 2017

CFPUA Attends Forum on Emerging Contaminants in the Cape Fear Region

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 Env...

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GenX Information
Posted on: December 8, 2017

CFPUA Update: December 8, 2017

Black & Veatch Releases Update on CFPUA Pilot Test

Black & Veatch, the engineering firm contracted to administer the ongoing pilot test at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, has released its monthly update on the pilot test results.

The monthly update s...

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GenX Information
Posted on: December 6, 2017

CFPUA Update: December 6, 2017

EPA Announces New Effort to Address PFAS

On Monday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new cross-agency program to address polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as GenX.  EPA’s new efforts will:

  • Identify ...
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GenX Information
Posted on: December 5, 2017

CFPUA Update: December 4, 2017

CFPUA Sends Second Request to NCDEQ for Information

This morning, CFPUA sent a letter to Secretary Michael Regan of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality requesting more information on the number and identities of unregulated contaminants ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 29, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 29, 2017

CFPUA Completes Removal of 50 Million Gallons of Water from Aquifer

In early August, after testing showed the presence of GenX in the Aquifer Storage and Recovery well, CFPUA decided to remove 50 million gallons of water containing the chemical from the aq...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 27, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 27, 2017

CFPUA Water Station at Ogden Park to Continue Service

As temperatures drop, CFPUA staff is taking measures to ensure the water station remains open and accessible to residents. CFPUA advises that these measures may affect the appearance of the water statio...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 20, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 20, 2017

CFPUA Receives First Results of Biosolids Testing

As reported in October, researchers at UNCW have developed a method to test biosolids for the presence of per-fluorinated compounds. Biosolids are highly treated by-products of the wastewater treatment proc...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 17, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 17, 2017

CFPUA Statement on NCDEQ Enforcement Action

Yesterday, CFPUA learned that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) is moving to revoke Chemours’ wastewater permit and suspending its permit to discharge process wastewater fro...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 15, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 15, 2017

New GenX Results From the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

We have received the results for October 31 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.

Statement on NC...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 14, 2017

CFPUA Special Update: November 14, 2017

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)'s latest press release outlines a violation notice issued to Chemours. NCDEQ cites Chemours with violating conditions of its wastewater discharge permit due to an unreported chemical spill on Octo...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 9, 2017

CFPUA Special Update: November 9, 2017

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...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 8, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 8, 2017

CFPUA Releases Annual Report

This morning, Executive Director Jim Flechtner presented CFPUA’s 2017 Annual Report to the Board. The Annual Report highlights important projects and events from the year, in addition to providing financial informatio...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 6, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 6, 2017

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Shows Decreasing Levels of GenX

On September 20, 2017, CFPUA began pumping water out of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery well to remove nearly 50 million gallons of water that contains GenX. We are 70 percent of the way to our ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 3, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 3, 2017

CFPUA Sends Letter To Secretary Regan Asking for Data on Unregulated Compounds in Cape Fear River

Yesterday afternoon, CFPUA Executive Director Jim Flechtner sent a letter to North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Secretary Michael Rega...

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GenX Information
Posted on: November 1, 2017

CFPUA Update: November 1, 2017

CFPUA Board Hears Recommendations For Upgrades to Sweeney Plant

In late August, CFPUA installed a pilot test at our Sweeney Water Treatment Plant to investigate the potential to remove unregulated compounds from the drinking water.

The plant, which takes wa...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 30, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 30, 2017

CFPUA Submits Public Records Request to DEQ

This morning, CFPUA sent a Public Records Request to the Department of Environmental Quality, while also asking the agency to completely satisfy our original June 19, 2017 request.

The Urgent Public Records Reques...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 27, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 27, 2017

New Tool To Help Residents Learn More About Drinking Water Regulations 

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...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 25, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 25, 2017

CFPUA Staff to Present to House Select Committee on River Quality 

Tomorrow afternoon, Executive Director Jim Flechtner and Chief Operating Officer Frank Styers will present to the House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality. They will ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 23, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 23, 2017

Water Quality Appropriations in HB 56 Have Benefits for Region

In early October, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 56—legislation that appropriated funds to CFPUA and UNCW to conduct studies on water quality in the Cape Fear R...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 20, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 20, 2017

CFPUA Receives Preliminary Data from Sweeney Pilot Test

CFPUA has received data from the on-going pilot test at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. The pilot test, consisting of Granular Activated Carbon and Ion Exchange technologies, is measuring the effective...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 18, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 18, 2017

Panel to Discuss Water Quality Issues at UNCW Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow evening, several researchers working with CFPUA on water quality concerns will be participating in a panel at the Warwick Center on the campus of UNCW. The panel, sponsored by the East...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 17, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 17, 2017

CFPUA FILES Motion to Intervene In the Action Against Chemours

This afternoon, CFPUA filed a motion to intervene in the action in Bladen County Superior Court brought against Chemours by North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  C...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 16, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 16, 2017

CFPUA Takes Legal Action Against Chemours and Dupont

This afternoon, CFPUA is filing a complaint in federal district court, Eastern District of North Carolina, against Chemours and Dupont.

The federal complaint asserts CFPUA’s common law causes of...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 13, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 13, 2017

CFPUA Following Up on Recent Data from Dr. Knappe

Two weeks ago, Dr. Detlef Knappe shared his most recent data on unregulated compounds in the treated water from Sweeney Water Treatment Plant with CFPUA staff. The data, from samples taken in June and July,...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 11, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 11, 2017

CFPUA Receives Update on UNCW Study Progress

On Monday, CFPUA staff met with faculty members from UNCW to learn about their progress in identifying and quantifying compounds in the Cape Fear River. Researchers from the University are currently in the begin...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 13, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 9, 2017

A Look At CFPUA Water Quality Testing

In late June, Chemours announced that it would voluntarily stop discharging GenX into the Cape Fear River. While this was welcome news, CFPUA felt it was important for us to begin monitoring the levels ourselves, to en...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 6, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 6, 2017

CFPUA To Use $185,000 from HB 56 to Address Water Quality Concerns

On Wednesday, the North Carolina General Assembly passed HB 56—a bill that gives CFPUA $185,000 for the further study of GenX.

According to the bill, $100,000 of that money must be...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 6, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 4, 2017

CFPUA Representatives Presented Actions on GenX to Senate Select Committee Yesterday

Yesterday afternoon, representatives from CFPUA spoke at the meeting of the Senate Select Committee on North Carolina River Water Quality. Staff presented on the research ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: October 2, 2017

CFPUA Update: October 2, 2017

CFPUA Representatives to Present to Senate Select Committee Tomorrow

Representatives from CFPUA have been asked to speak tomorrow at the meeting of the Senate Select Committee on North Carolina River Water Quality. The meeting will be held at 2:00pm in Ral...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 29, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 29, 2017

Dr. Knappe Shares Latest Results with CFPUA

Late yesterday, CFPUA received an email from Dr. Detlef Knappe regarding on-going testing of unregulated compounds at the EPA lab in Research Triangle Park. The new results from June and July show estimated level...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 27, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 27, 2017

Representatives from CFPUA To Speak to House Committee Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, Mike Brown, Chairman of the Board, and Frank Styers, Chief Operating Officer, will give a presentation to the House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality in Raleig...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 26, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 25, 2017

Accelerated Column Test for GenX Filtering May Provide Valuable Data More Quickly

In addition to the on-going pilot tests at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, CFPUA is also utilizing a test method called an Accelerated Column Test (ACT) to measure the potenti...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 22, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 22, 2017

CFPUA to Present to House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality

On Thursday, September 28, CFPUA is scheduled to send representatives to speak before the House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality regarding actions it is taking relat...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 20, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 20, 2017

CFPUA Pumping Water from its Aquifer Storage and Recovery Well

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority began pumping water with levels of GenX from its Aquifer Storage and Recovery site today. The goal of the project is to pump out nearly 50 million gallons of ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 18, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 18, 2017

CFPUA Board Votes to Continue Contract with Brooks Pierce For Environmental Law Services

On Wednesday morning, the CFPUA Board met to discuss the utility’s legal position in regard to the compound GenX. The Board voted to continue our contract wi...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 15, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 15, 2018

Update on CFPUA’s Letter to Customers

It has been one month since CFPUA began sending letters on water quality concerns to our customers in their bills. CFPUA bills customers on a bi-monthly basis, with bills going out as meter reading routes are...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 13, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 13, 2017

CFPUA Board Receives Monthly Update on Water Quality Concerns

This morning, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board held its monthly meeting at 230 Government Center Drive. The Board heard two presentations regarding water quality.

The first presentati...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 12, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 11, 2017

CFPUA Responds to The Partial Consent Order Between DEQ and Chemours

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 Hear...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 8, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 8, 2017

CFPUA Prepares to Drain Aquifer Storage and Recovery

CFPUA staff continued to prepare for the start of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery draining project this week. As mentioned in previous updates, the temporary pipeline that will carry water to the neares...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 6, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 6, 2017

CFPUA Receives New GenX Results

Yesterday afternoon, CFPUA received new results for the period August 16-23 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.

CFPUA R...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 5, 2017

CFPUA Responds to DEQ’s Announcement Regarding Chemours

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is encouraged to see continued progress in DEQ’s efforts to ensure the Cape Fear River is properly protected as a water source.  CFPUA and its attorneys have long called for regulatory action against C...

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GenX Information
Posted on: September 1, 2017

CFPUA Update: September 1, 2017

CFPUA Taking Comprehensive Action on Water Quality Concerns

Yesterday morning, CFPUA was informed by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) that several unregulated compounds were ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Responds to Report Released by EPA

Wilmington, NC—Today, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority was informed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have bee...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 30, 2017

CFPUA Update: August 30, 2017

CFPUA Moves Forward with Aquifer Pumping Plan

As reported previously, CFPUA will begin draining nearly 50 million gallons of water from the Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) well in early September.

In the past, water from Sweeney Water Treatment Plant was...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 28, 2017

CFPUA Update: August 28, 2017

CFPUA Update On GenX

Ion Exchange Pilot Test Constructed at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

For several weeks, CFPUA has been pilot testing the effectiveness of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) technology in removing compounds such as GenX from the water. Begi...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 25, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Update: August 25, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide an update three days per week with information on activity surrounding GenX. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s update on the Environmental Review Commission’s visit to Wilmington and...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 25, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Update: August 23, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide an update three days per week with information on activity surrounding GenX. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s update on the most recent results from CFPUA’s independent testing for ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 21, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Update: August 21, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide an update three days per week with information on activity surrounding GenX. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s update on the Environmental Review Commission’s tour of Sweeney Water T...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 18, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 18, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s update on CFPUA’s new Special Compound Tes...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 17, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 17, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s update on CFPUA’s customer letter and a ch...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 16, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 16, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s update on CFPUA’s new testing schedule and...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 15, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 15, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s update on new GenX results and CFPUA’s new...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 14, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 14, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s update on the new GenX testing schedule and recent m...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 9, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 9, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s daily update on this morning’s Board Meeti...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 8, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 8, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s daily update on tomorrow’s Board Meeting a...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 7, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 7, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s daily update on CFPUA’s Aquifer Storage an...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 4, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 4, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s daily update on CFPUA updated test results and inten...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 3, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 3, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s daily update on CFPUA updated test results and inten...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 2, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 2, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s daily update on NC DEQ updated test results, Governo...

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GenX Information
Posted on: August 1, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: August 1, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s daily update on CFPUA technical issues, a partnershi...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 31, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Daily Update: July 31, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide a once daily update with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s daily update on daily updates beginning this week, a...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 28, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Afternoon Update: July 28, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afte...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 28, 2017

CFPUA Chairman Mike Browns' Morning Update: July 28, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morn...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 28, 2017

CFPUA Partners with City, Area Churches to Offer Free Water from Ogden Park

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has partnered with area churches and the City of Wilmington to organize a program that will provide groundwater from CFPUA’s Richardson Nanofiltration plant to citizens unable to get to the free water stati...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 27, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 27, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afte...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 27, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 27, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morn...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 26, 2017

CFPUA Special Update: July 26, 2017

Late this afternoon, CFPUA received updated water sampling data from Eurofins for our Sweeney Water Plant. The most recent data shows levels of GenX below the NC DHHS health advisory goal of 140 ppt. See below for specific sampling data:

CFPUA remains comm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 26, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 26, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afte...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 26, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 26, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morn...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 25, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Afternoon Update: July 25, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afte...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 25, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 25, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morn...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 24, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Afternoon Update: July 24, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afte...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 24, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 24, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morn...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Special Update: July 21, 2017

To maintain our commitment to the public on the important matter of GenX in the Cape Fear River, CFPUA offers the following update:

Wilmington, NC- Late this afternoon, we received additional GenX water sample data collected from the Sweeney Water...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 21, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 21, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morn...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 20, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Afternoon Update: July 20, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afte...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 20, 2017

GenX Testing Results for July 7-July 12 are Open for Download

Below are links to the PDF versions of the laboratory reports for GenX testing conducted at the two CFPUA water treatment plants. 

GenX Results for Richardson Nanofiltration Plant- July 13, 2017

GenX Results for Sweeney Water Treatment Plant-July 7...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 20, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 20, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morn...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 19, 2017

CFPUA Issues Update on GenX Testing Results

 To maintain our commitment to the public on the important matter of GenX in our water system, CFPUA offers the following update:   

  • On June 21, Chemours stated that they would voluntarily stop discharging the manufacturing efflu...
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GenX Information
Posted on: July 19, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 19, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 19, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 19, 2017

GenX Laboratory Reports Open for Public Download

Wilmington, NC - July 19, 2017

The GenX testing laboratory reports for the period of June 26-July 5 may be found below. CFPUA will continue to post the reports as we receive them. 

GenX Results for June 26

GenX Results for June 28 and June 30

GenX Re...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 18, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Afternoon Update: July 18, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afternoon update on today’s GenX f...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 18, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 18, 2017

Wimington, NC - July 18, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morni...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 17, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 17, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 17, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s afte...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 17, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 17, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 17, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 15, 2017

CFPUA Update on New GenX Risk Assessment

Wilmington, NC - July 15, 2017

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority learned late Friday of a new North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Updated Risk Assessment for GenX (Perfluoro-2-propoxypropanoic acid).

We understand the new NC...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 14, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 14, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 14, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Black and Veatch Releases Technical Memorandum on Treatment Options

Wilmington, NC - July 14, 2017

CFPUA is one of the first utilities within the United States to pursue enhanced treatment that targets removal of unregulated compounds.

View Full Memorandum in PDF

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 14, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 14, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 14, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 14, 2017

CFPUA Seeks More Information from DEQ on Toxicological Studies

Wilmington, NC - July 14, 2017

CFPUA's environmental counsel wrote to NC's Department of Environmental Quality regarding additional toxicological studies found regarding GenX compounds released by Chemours into the Cape Fear River:

Letter in PDF

Gomis study

W...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 13, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 13, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 13, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 13, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 13, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 13, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 12, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 12, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 12, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 12, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 12, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 12, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 6, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 5, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 6, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairma...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 11, 2017

CFPUA Receives First Results from Independent Sampling on GenX

Wilmington, NC—July 11, 2017

On June 26, 2017, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority began sampling raw and finished water at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant three days per week to test for current levels of the compound GenX.

CFPUA received the first ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 11, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 11, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 11, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 11, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 11, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 11, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 10, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 10, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 10, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 7, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 7, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s morn...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 7, 2017

CFPUA Environmental Counsel Sends New Letter to DEQ Concerning Chemours' Permits and GenX

Wilmington, NC - July 7, 2017

CFPUA's Environmental Counsel issued a letter to NCDEQ which details that GenX is not listed among pollutants Chemours is putting in the Cape Fear River in their permit applications for 2006, 2011 and 2016:

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 6, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 6, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 6, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairma...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 6, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: July 5, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 6, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairma...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 5, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: July 5, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 5, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairma...

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GenX Information
Posted on: July 3, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: July 3, 2017

Wilmington, NC - July 3, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairma...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 30, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: June 30, 2017

Wilmington, NC - June 30, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 30, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: June 30, 2017

Wilmington, NC - June 30, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 29, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: June 29, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 29, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one  morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding  GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below ...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 29, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: June 29, 2017

Wilmington, NC - June 29, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairm...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 28, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Afternoon Update: June 28, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 28, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 28, 2017

CFPUA Environmental Counsel Sends Letter to Chemours

Wilmington, NC -  June 28, 2017

letter continues:

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 28, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: June 28, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 28, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 27, 2017

CFPUA FAQs on GenX and Drinking Water Regulations

Wilmington, NC June 27, 2017

Who is responsible for establishing drinking water standards?

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) charges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to  regulate contaminants. That guidance is then passed to state-le...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 27, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Afternoon Update: June 27, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 27, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one  morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding  GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 27, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: June 27, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 27, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one  morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding  GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 26, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: June 26, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 26, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one  morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding  GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 26, 2017

CFPUA Chairman’s Morning Update: June 26, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 26, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one  morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding  GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 23, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: June 23, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 23, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one  morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding  GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 23, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: June 23, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 23, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one  morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding  GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 22, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: June 22, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 22, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one  morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding  GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 22, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: June 22, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 22, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s mornin...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 22, 2017

CFPUA Creates Tool for Customers to Find Their Home's Water Source

Wilmington, NC June 22, 2017

Below is a link  to an on-line tool created by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. To  find your address, simply enter it into the search box in the upper-left  corner and the results will appear mome...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 21, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: June 21, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 21, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman Mike Brown’s aftern...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 21, 2017

CFPUA Requests DEQ to Prohibit Discharge of GenX in Chemours' NPDES Permit

Wilmington, NC June 21, 2017

By email to: michael.regan@nedenr.gov 

By FedEx to:

Secretary Michael S. Regan

Department of Environmental Quality

217 West Jones Street

Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Re:  GenX in the Cape Fear River

Addendum to First...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 21, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update: June 21, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 21, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman,  will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with  information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each  weekday. Below please fin...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 20, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Afternoon Update: June 20, 2017

Wilmington, NC June 20, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be provided each weekday. Below please find Chairman...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 20, 2017

CFPUA Chairman's Morning Update- June 20, 2017

Wilmington, NC--June 20, 2017

Mike Brown, CFPUA  Board chairman, will provide two daily updates—one morning and one  afternoon—with information on activity surrounding GenX. Updates will be  provided each weekday. Below please fi...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 20, 2017

CFPUA Board Calls Special Meeting to Discuss Independent Review, GenX Updates and FY'18 Budget

Wilmington, NC--June 20, 2017

Please take notice that the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday June 22, 2017. The Board will convene at 1:00 PM and will meet in the CFPUA offices, 235 Government Center Dr, Second Floor...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 19, 2017

CFPUA Calls on Surrounding Utilities to Pass Resolutions Re: Chemours, DEQ & EPA

Wilmington, NC June 19, 2017

Mr. Frank Williams, Brunswick County Commissioner Chairman

Mr. Bill Blair, Wrightsville Beach Mayor

Mr. George Brown, Pender County Commissioner Chairman

Mr. Norwood Blanchard, Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority

Dear Sirs:...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 19, 2017

CFPUA Issues Public Information Request to DEQ, EPA for GenX Information

Wilmington, NC June 19, 2017:

 FOIA Request for Information Related to GenX, Post-GenX Chemicals, PFECAs, and Post-PFECA Chemicals

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Unconfirmed Reports of Persons Posing as CFPUA to Gain Home Entry for GenX Testing

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has heard unconfirmed reports that persons supposedly representing CFPUA may be going door to door and asking to enter homes.  CFPUA employees do not request entry into households to test water unless it is sche...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 16, 2017

CFPUA Board Takes Action on GenX, Calls on Chemours to Remove Compound Entirely

WILMINGTON, NC—June 16, 2017

This morning, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) Board of Directors held a meeting to discuss next steps and take action on the presence of GenX in the Cape Fear River.

During the meeting, the Board unanimo...

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GenX Information
Posted on: June 14, 2017

CFPUA Special Board Meeting for GenX Update

Friday June 16, 9:00am - 10:30am

 235 Government Center Drive

 2nd Floor Conference Room

 Wilmington, NC 28403

GenX Information
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Statement From Mike Brown, Chairman Of The Board, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Regarding Genx

Wilmington, NC June 15, 2017 “The role of the CFPUA is to provide drinking water that meets or  exceeds all state and federal standards so that our drinking water is  safe. As a result, we regularly participate in scientific stu...

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GenX Information