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New Hanover County Schools to deliver bottled water to schools affected by tainted water

The do not drink order from CFPUA came this morning after an increased amount of fluoride was found in groundwater plant serving the northern part of New Hanover County.

NHCS is delivering bottled water to schools affected by the "Do not drink" order from CFPUA (Port City Daily photo/FILE)
NHCS is delivering bottled water to schools affected by the “Do not drink” order from Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

WILMINGTON — Several New Hanover County schools have been affected by the Wednesday morning “Do not drink” water advisory from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

Community Relations coordinator for NHCS Tufanna Thomas said in an emailed statement, “NHCS is delivering bottles of water and hand sanitizer to all the aforementioned schools, and parents have been alerted through the automated phone system. We will provide updates when the situation changes.”

NHCS have identified 10 schools that are affected by the contamination of the ground water by an excess amount of fluoride.

  • Blair Elementary School
  • Eaton Elementary School
  • Laney High School
  • Holly Shelter Middle School
  • Castle Hayne Elementary School
  • Murrayville Elementary School
  • College Park Elementary School
  • Wilmington Early College High School
  • Trask Middle School
  • Southeast Area Technical High School


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