ECWQ On News12: Brandywine Bay Water Woes

Andrew O'Leary, General Manager of East Coast Water Quality, Inc., being interviewed about water quality issues in Brandywine Bay.

Residents of Brandywine Bay in Carteret County find themselves in a distressing situation, battling with both contaminated water and unjustifiably high utility bills. This predicament has sparked widespread concern, pushing the community to seek solutions and demand action from their water provider, Carolina Water Service. The Heart of the Issue The core of the problem … Read more

Chesapeake’s 2000 Gallon Sewage Overflow On Christmas

sewage overflow with Christmas decorations

On Christmas Eve, Chesapeake witnessed an environmental concern as over 2,000 gallons of sewage overflowed due to a blockage in a sewer line. This incident not only disrupted the festive spirit but also raised concerns about water quality and environmental safety. The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) immediately sprang into action, testing water quality and … Read more

PFAS Found In Well Water Near 63 US Military Bases

Map of the United States showing locations marked with dots indicating potential PFAS contamination sites near military bases.

The pervasive contamination of drinking water sources by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” near military installations across the United States has become a pressing environmental and public health issue. These substances, particularly PFOA and PFOS, have been detected in alarming concentrations in private wells, raising concerns about the long-term effects … Read more