Water Quality Problems

Recent news of water contamination problems in Pittsboro NC and surrounding areas has raised concerns about the quality of our water. Researchers have found that drinking water in the area could have higher levels of contamination than others. While studies are in the early stages, the water quality experts at The Water Specialist want to take this opportunity to help educate our clients on what problems we might be facing.

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Polyfluoroalkyl and Perfluoroalkyl Substances, also known as PFAS, are man-made chemicals that are used in a wide variety of industries. Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), polyfluoroalkyl substances are made up of PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and a number of other chemicals. While commonly used in foods, household products, and even in drinking water, it is found that the chemicals don't break down in the human body and could lead to health effects if exposed to too much of the chemicals.

PFAS contamination is not just present in Pittsboro NC, but it is a nationwide issue. Local researchers are testing multiple areas in the Haw River for PFOS, PFOA, and other chemicals. This will help to determine where higher concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances exist. From there, researchers can determine next steps in limiting the exposure of these chemicals in our drinking water.

If you have any questions or concerns about water quality problems in Raleigh, Durham, or Chatham County NC, give us a call. We are happy to help answer any questions and provide water treatment systems to your home.

Learn more about PFAS in Chatham County NC and how it might be effecting your drinking water.

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