News & Announcements

Latest water test results from Brunswick County

Posted on July 27, 2017
From Brunswick County: Brunswick County has received additional results of testing for GenX in the water supply which continue to show levels below the 140 parts per trillion health goal developed by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Testing of water samples taken by Brunswick County on July 13 revealed levels of 71.2 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water coming into the plant, and 65.2 parts per trillion in the finished water leaving the plant.  Furthermore, testing of water samples taken by the State of North Carolina on July 13 revealed GenX at a ... Continue Reading

Warning about phone scam reported in the area

Posted on July 21, 2017
A phone scam using the name of the IRS has recently been reported here in Oak Island -- please share this info with anyone you think could be a potential victim, and remember, the IRS will never threaten to have you arrested or demand payment over the phone for unpaid taxes. The IRS has all the details here. Continue Reading

Advisory board/committee seats open

Posted on July 17, 2017
We have openings on the following boards: Environmental Advisory Committee (three ending in June 2020 and two unexpired terms) Beach Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Board (one term ending September 2018) Planning Board (three terms ending August 2020) Appointments will be made at the August 15th, 2017 Town Council meeting (Please note the change in meeting date-the change is for this month only). Please submit applications by noon on Friday, August 4th, 2017 to the Town Clerk, 4601 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465. Applications are available at Town Hall or by clicking here. Continue Reading

Test Results Show 1,4-Dioxane in Brunswick County’s Northwest Water Treatment Plant Below Detectable Level in Treated Water

Posted on July 14, 2017
From Brunswick County  – Testing of Brunswick County's raw and treated water at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant has found 1,4-Dioxane at 1.3 parts per billion in raw water but at less than detectable levels in treated.  Testing of water samples taken by Brunswick County on July 5 show the presence of 1,4-Dioxane at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant, which draws water from the Cape Fear River, at less than 0.028 parts per billion (PPB), or less than the lowest detectible level, in the treated water, and at 1.3 PPB in the raw water. Testing of water samples taken by Brunswick ... Continue Reading

Latest info from Brunswick County regarding GenX

Posted on July 12, 2017
From Brunswick County: Based on samples taken by Dr. Detlef Knappe and others in August 2014, but not published until November 2016, levels of a Perfluoroalkyl Ether Carboxylic Acid (PFECA) known as GENX and similar PFECAs were found in the Cape Fear River and in drinking water produced by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.  Average levels of GENX found in  the Cape Fear River on August 14, 2014 were 631 nanograms per Liter (631 parts per trillion).  The median value was 304 nanograms per Liter.  Additional testing of Cape Fear Public Utilities water within the treatment process indicated that ... Continue Reading

Reminder — Council meeting is Thursday, not Tuesday

Posted on July 10, 2017
The Council meeting for July is Thursday, the 13th. The agenda is available online in a couple of places -- on the Agendas, Minutes, etc. page and on the meetings calendar page. Or, you can click here to go straight to it. The meeting is still at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, second floor of Town Hall (4601 E. Oak Island Drive). Continue Reading

Plumbing issues at Rec Center today means restrooms might be closed

Posted on June 29, 2017
Due to plumbing issues, restrooms may not be open at the Rec Center the rest of today. Just an FYI if you're going to a class or working out tonight. Continue Reading

Beach Day events this Saturday

Posted on June 26, 2017
Beach Day -- July 1st Join Oak Island as we celebrate Beach Day, part of the NC Fourth of July Festival, on Saturday, July 1st at Middleton Park (SE 46th St.), the Cabana beach area, and the Kevin Bell Skate Park. Activities are FREE and open to the public. 8 am– Horseshoes Tournament Registration at Middleton Park 10 am- Inflatable Rides, Karaoke, Food, and more, at Middleton Park 10 am– Bocce Tournament at the Cabana area 10 am– Corn hole Tournament at the Cabana area 9 am—Volleyball Tournament Registration at the Cabana area 10 am– Volleyball Tournament begins (limited team spaces) 10 am– Sand Creations Contest at the Cabana ... Continue Reading

Brunswick County’s FAQ on GENX chemical in Cape Fear River

Posted on June 14, 2017
From Brunswick County: Brunswick County is working with New Hanover County, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the City of Wilmington to address the GENX chemical issue and its presence in the Cape Fear River.  To assist the public, we have a created the attached list of Frequently Asked Questions.  Please feel free to share this information as needed.  As new information becomes available about this issue, it will be posted on our website at   Continue Reading

Info on Quality of Drinking Water available through Brunswick County

Posted on June 12, 2017
The Town of Oak Island takes the issue of water quality very seriously. Town leaders and staff have been watching closely the recent reports of the chemical GenX in the Cape Fear River. The Town purchases water from Brunswick County, and we will work with County officials however we can to ensure that our drinking water is safe. Please visit Brunswick County's website,, for the latest information. Continue Reading