ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Whereas a lot of southeastern North Carolina worries concerning the security of its consuming water, some neighbors have little to fret about, in response to their water supplier.
The Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) says there isn’t any hazard of Cape Worry River chemical contamination in its consuming water provide.
Suppliers in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties are looking for out how a lot they should fear and what they should do concerning the discovery of a chemical compound referred to as GenX within the consuming water provide they get from the Cape Worry River.
ONWASA says the two.eight billion gallons of water it serves to one hundred forty,000 clients annually comes from deep, historic underground aquifers. The utility says the aquifers haven’t been subjected to any recognized chemical contamination.
ONWASA says its system is just not interconnected with the Cape Worry Public Utility Authority, the place GenX was present in samples. The utility says chemical compounds from the Cape Worry River can’t migrate into ONWASA’s water provide. ONWASA additionally says it makes use of each typical remedy strategies and a reverse osmosis plant, which serves the southern a part of Onslow County.