1,4 Dioxane in Pittsboro Drinking Water!
A known carcinogen, 1,4-Dioxane, has been found in the Haw River according to studies done by NC State University professor, Dr. Detlef Knappe. 1,4-Dioxane is an industrial solvent. Current water treatment measures performed by the Pittsboro Water Plant are not sufficient to remove this contaminant, which could have long-term risk factors.
Dr. Knappe will present his study to the Pittsboro Town Board on Monday, September 28, 7pm, at the Pittsboro Government Building off East St./Bus. 64 (across from Foodlion). His presentation is first on the agenda after the Consent Agenda and Citizen Matters. Adam Pickett, the Pittsboro Water Plant Superintendent, will also speak.
Learn more about Dr. Knappe’s study on 1,4-Dioxane in the Haw River, and watch a video, at:
Thanks to the Haw River Assembly for staying on top of this work and bringing it to the attention of local citizens and our town officials.