Pender Co. residents alerted to issues with drinking water
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Residents who have Pender County Utilities recently received a notice about issues with their drinking water.
According to the notice, the water had high levels of trihalomethanes (TTHMs) that was above standards that are set to have safe drinking water. The notice said the levels were discovered with samples collected during the third quarter that ended in September. It said the issue was discovered in one of the four sampling locations.
Residents were told in the notice they did not need to boil water or take any alternative actions, but rather to consult a doctor if one has a specific health concern. Those health concerns could come from someone with a severely compormised immune system, i.e. infants, women who are pregnant and the elderly. According to the notice, those who consume trihalomethanes over a long period of time can have problems with their liver, kidneys and may be at risk for cancer.
Anyone with questions can contact Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.