During routine monitoring, Pender County Utilities detected the levels of Trihalomethanes (TTHMS) above drinking water standards. The standard level is 0.080 mg/L and the level found was 0.082 mg/L.
Pender County Utilities notified customers of the TTHMS levels.
Residents on the PCU water system do not need to boil their water or take any corrective actions.
This is not an emergency. The problem was corrected by Oct. 23.
TTHMS are four volatile organic chemicals that form when disinfectants react with natural organic material in the water. PCU has lowered the disinfection dosing at the water treatment plant and at the wells. Extensive flushing of water lines is being performed. Additional TTHM sampling is currently underway.
Notice to Public