Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Gen-X Press Release 7-31-17
Posted on Monday July 31, 2017

Additional 1,4-Dioxane Test Results Received


Bolivia, NC – Brunswick County has received additional results for 1,4-Dioxane in the 211 Water Treatment Plant, which uses 14 wells to draw water from the Castle Hayne Aquifer.

Testing of water samples taken on July 22 indicate 1,4-Dioxane at less than 0.028 parts per billion (PPB), or less than the lowest detectable level. These results follow earlier testing which showed 1,4-Dioxane levels at 1.2 parts per billion, still well below the EPA’s non-cancer adverse health effect advisory of 200 PPB, which is calculated for consistent daily exposure over a lifetime to the most vulnerable populations, like infants.

Earlier testing also revealed levels less than the lowest detectable level at the County’s Northwest Water Treatment Plant.

Brunswick County takes seriously its commitment to provide safe, quality drinking water, and provides water that meets all state and federal drinking water requirements. The County is committed to providing timely, accurate information to the public, and as we test and learn more about emerging and unregulated substances, information will be shared as it becomes available.

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