The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is reaching out to you to share information of interest to your community.

DEQ has directed Chemours to conduct sampling to determine if there are PFAS compounds from the company’s facility in private drinking water wells in Columbus, Pender, Brunswick, and New Hanover counties.

DEQ is encouraging residents in this area to have their wells sampled if they are eligible. There is no cost to residents and doing so will help find the homes that qualify for replacement water supplies.  There is more information in the document attached and on the NC DEQ website here.

DEQ is also hosting an upcoming public information session on February 28th at 6pm at Heide Trask Senior High School at 14328 NC Hwy 210 in Rocky Point.  Their team will talk about the well sampling efforts and answer questions from community members.

DEQ is encouraging community membersto have their wells tested if you are eligible. Residents can call Chemours at (910) 678-1100 or complete the Chemours’ online form to request well sampling or obtain more information.  If a resident does not currently qualify, they may in the future. Chemours is required to keep contact information and notify residents if testing expands to their area.

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If you or anyone you know has questions, please contact us at the Division of Waste Management at 919-707-8200.