It’s time for Pittsboro to take action to protect its drinking water customers- NOW.
The Pittsboro Water Quality Task Force is a team of volunteers that were selected by Pittsboro leadership to recommend next steps for the town in addressing the PFAS contamination in the water supply, the Haw River. The Taskforce included Emily Sutton, Haw Riverkeeper. Recommendations were submitted and on July 6, 2020, they sent this letter to Pittsboro’s elected officials.Read the list of recommendations here.
Pittsboro has now finally committed to advanced treatment methods to remove PFAS and other industrial contaminants from it’s drinking water. This is an expensive burden on the Town and they hope to obtain some federal funding to offset the costs, and it may take up to a year to get the new treatment systems in place. In the meantime, we would like to see some short-term solutions as recommended by the Water Quality Task Force put in place.