Monday, April 22, 2024

GenX Free drinking water available at Ogden Park for CFPUA residential customers

WILMINGTON — The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority said customers can fill water jugs at Ogden Park, where water supplies have been shown to be GenX free.

CFPUA Chairman Michael Brown wrote in an update on Thursday afternoon that water tested on July 13 at the Richardson Nanofiltration Plant showed no signs on GenX.

“This water is supplied by underground aquifers that have not been affected by Chemours’ discharge of GenX,” Brown wrote. “Residential CFPUA customers may fill their clean personal containers at the free water station at Ogden Park, near the tennis courts at 615 Ogden Park Drive. This is available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.”

Last week, tests done by the CFPUA, Brunswick County and the state showed dropping levels of the chemical in the Cape Fear River supplied water. However, the federal agency also reduced the levels it considered safe, suggesting the chemical could be found in other places.

Governor Roy Cooper is expected to come to Wilmington on Monday to discuss the GenX situation with local officials. Details of the visit have not been released yet.

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