And in Pittsboro’s Drinking Water
View the Powerpoint presentation given by Dr. Detlef Knappe from NCSU Pittsboro Town Board on Sept. 28 Dr. Detlef Knappe of NC State University presented his research concerning the presence of 1,4-Dioxane, an industrial solvent, in Pittsboro’s drinking water, which uses the Haw River as its source. Current treatment methods are not sufficient to remove this contaminant, which could have long-term risk factors. Dr. Knappe discussed what is known to date about the possible upriver source of this chemical. He made a second presentation with some updates to the Chatham Conservation Partnership on January 21, 2016. That presentation can be viewed here.
Major conclusions of Dr.Detlef’s presentations are:
You can also view a National Science Foundation video on Dr. Knappe’s research on 1,4-Dioxane in the Haw River at http://www.nsf.gov/…/science_nation/capefearwatershed.jsp Read a 2014 EPA factsheet about 1,4-Dioxane online.at the EPA website.
We are concerned not only about this chemical but what other industrial contaminants may also be in the Haw River, and in Pittsboro’s drinking water.