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“NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A $43-million project in the works for three years to filter out PFAS contamination in drinking water will finally be completed by the end of the year.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority announced Wednesday that it received an update from Black and Veatch, the contracted project manager.

Black and Veatch told CFPUA board members the project is facing delays resulting from supply-chain issues and labor shortages but the new granular activated carbon filters installed at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant could be operational by fall.

Under construction since November 2019, four of the eight filters should be in use prior to December 2022, according to a CFPUA press release. With half of the filters working, it will be enough to provide effective PFAS treatment to a standard where the levels are at or near non-detection.” …