January 31, 2022
The chemical company has connected six Cumberland County homes contaminated with the forever chemicals to public water lines and says it has identified 104 more that could benefit.
Representatives of the Chemours chemical company are expected to show up at Laura Adams’ Cumberland County home next week to walk her through the policies, procedures and potential cost of connecting to public water under a new pilot program.
Adams found out in June that the well water at her home on Anniston Street – in the Black Bridge subdivision between Hope Mills and Parkton in Cumberland County – is polluted with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, or forever chemicals.
Since then, the Chemours Fayetteville Works plant has been supplying Adams and thousands of other people in Cumberland, Robeson and Bladen counties with either bottled water, under-the-sink reverse osmosis filtration systems or whole-house granular activated carbon systems to keep them from drinking their potentially cancer-causing well water.
Now, as part of the pilot program, Chemours has been reaching out to some homeowners to determine whether they qualify to have their homes connected to public water lines owned by the Fayetteville Public Works Commission. So far, six homes have been connected, Chemours spokeswoman Lisa Randall said.
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