A community information meeting on Lower Cape Fear River private well sampling will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in Wilmington.
The state Department of Environmental Quality is hosting the meeting at Roland-Grise Middle School in Wilmington.
The staff is to share updates on private well sampling underway for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, contamination in New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties. Staff will also be available to answer questions.
Chemours has been directed by the state to sample for PFAS contamination in eligible private drinking water wells downstream of the Fayetteville Works facility. Chemours is required to provide alternate water supplies to residents whose wells exceed specific action levels, DEQ officials said.
To have your well sampled, call Chemours at 910-678-1100.
Officials said that messages to the Chemours call line are monitored 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Chemours is to respond within 24 to 48 hours starting on the next business day. Chemours is also sending letters to well owners and residents requesting information about primary drinking water sources and offering sampling.
Additional well sampling information for residents is available on the DEQ website.