FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
04 OCTOBER 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Colby W. Sawyer, MPA | (919) 548-3328 | email@example.com
Town of Pittsboro Receives Second Water Test Results Post-GAC, Hits 90% Removal Target
PITTSBORO, NC – The Town of Pittsboro has recently received the second set of water test results following installing the Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) advanced filtration system. The Town is happy to announce that we have reached and exceeded the 90% PFAS removal target for which the system was designed.
The GAC system installed at the Water Treatment Plant is designed to filter out chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Across this group of chemicals, the GAC removed more than 90% of the chemical. For more detailed information, please see the chart below.
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)
Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
Perfluorononanesulfonic acid (PFNS)
Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)
Note - Raw Water is sampled as it is pulled from the Haw River. Finished water is sampled as it leaves the Water Plant and enters the distribution system. 1 ng/L equals one part per trillion (PPT).
As the Water Plant continues to produce finished water filtered through the GAC filtration system, concentrations of the chemicals currently in our storage tanks and distribution system will continue to decrease. Since our last report, we have seen reductions above 50% for some substances. A copy of the water analysis report is available by CLICKING HERE or visiting www.pittsboronc.gov/173/Water-Plant and looking under “Quick Links” on the right side of the page.
SIGN-UP FOR TOWN NEWS ALERTS – Visit THIS WEBPAGE, click on “NOTIFY ME” on the toolbar on the right side of the website, and choose the alert categories you are interested in receiving. If the link does not work, you can access the news page by going to www.pittsboronc.gov and clicking on “VIEW ALL NEWS” at the bottom. Then follow the steps listed above.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK – CLICK HERE or visit www.facebook.com/pittsboronc.gov to LIKE and FOLLOW our page.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE – CLICK HERE or search for “PITTSBORO NC” on YouTube to subscribe.