A resampling of three City of Jacksonville water wells has revealed no trace of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The three wells, which were taken offline while waiting for additional testing, will be put back into service following the new results. The retesting was done by a private lab.
The City of Jacksonville originally tested all 30 wells for PFAS following a release of findings from the Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) in January, and out of an abundance of caution. Original results released on February 26, 2021 indicated that three out of the 30 water system source wells revealed a trace amount of PFAS. The trace amounts discovered were within EPA regulations and well below actionable measure.
Because original results indicated such a small trace, to eliminate the possibility of a lab error, the wells in question were resampled.
No other City wells showed any presence of detectable PFAS chemicals. Each well was analyzed for 27 different types of PFAS, including GenX.
Jacksonville water is tested several times a day, every day, in accordance with State and Federal regulations and remains safe to use and consume. Should Citizens have questions about their City of Jacksonville water, they can call the City Water Plant at 910 938-5234.