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PFAS: Guidelines & Action


Butner, NC (April 10, 2024) On April 10, 2024, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS, more information is posted by EPA at Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) | US EPA.

According to the EPA’s final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS, utilities have five years, by 2029, to implement solutions to meet the established Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL’s) for PFAS.  

SGWASA will expedite the PFAS Pilot Testing Program well ahead of the EPA’s five-year compliance window. The Authority will take an aggressive approach to enacting the engineering design and construction of remediation systems. 

SGWASA’s PFAS Compliance Actions:

July 2023 

SGWASA hired engineering consultant CDM-Smith to assist the Authority on its journey with PFAS/PFOS compliance. CDM-Smith was tasked with two items: 

1. Create a PFAS Pilot Testing Program

2. Submit on SGWASA’s behalf two (2) North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) State Revolving Fund (SRF) financing/grant applications. 


One NCDEQ SRF application was for the maximum grant amount of $500,000 for the PFAS pilot testing and the second NCDEQ grant was in the amount of $22,000,000 for PFAS mitigation engineering design and construction. The two NCDEQ applications were submitted in early October 2023. The Pilot Testing project is associated to the SGWASA FY23-33 CIP ID# 101-07 at an estimated cost of $500,000.     


January 2024 

CDM-Smith completed the PFAS Pilot Testing Program Report. The final technical report describes how SGWASA will move forward with the PFAS Pilot Testing in 2024.


April 2024 

SGWASA was recently notified by NCDEQ that SGWASA will receive a $500,000 grant to perform the PFAS Pilot Testing program. The Pilot Testing Program will lead to the design and construction of PFAS mitigation at the water treatment plant. The Pilot Testing Program is scheduled to begin in the next 90 days. SGWASA is reapplying for the NCDEQ Grant for the $22,000,000 engineering and construction grant.

Stay up to date on this project by monitoring SGWASA’s official website and on the official social media platforms @sgwasanc.

Issued 4/10/24 by the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority

Scott N. Schroyer, Executive Director

Krystle Lee, PIO/Board Secretary

(919) 575-3367


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