News Center

NewsFlash

18 Stories
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Boil water advisory lifted for customers near N. Kerr Ave. / Greentree Rd.

Water quality

A boil water advisory affecting customers near N. Kerr Ave / Greentree Rd. since Monday evening has been rescinded, effective immediately.

The advisory was instituted as a precautionary measure while crews worked to replace a water main valve.

Periods of lo...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: March 20, 2019

CFPUA agrees to make special water rate available to Town of Wrightsville Beach

Running faucet

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board on Wednesday approved a special temporary bulk water rate that is available to the Town of Wrightsville Beach. The Board also authorized Board Chairman William Norris and CFPUA staff to negotiate an interlocal ...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Boil water advisory starts Tuesday for about 300 customers near N. Kerr Ave. and Greentree Rd.

hard hat and tools

Work starting Tuesday evening by CFPUA crews to replace a water main valve may result in periods of low water pressure or outages for about 300 customers in an area near N. Kerr Avenue.

As a precaution, a boil water advisory is being issued
starting at 7 ...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: March 14, 2019

CFPUA watching recent rise in 1,4-dioxane levels, consulting with NCDEQ

lab sample bottles

CFPUA is working with regulators to understand the cause of a recent instance of increased in levels of 1,4-dioxane in water drawn from the Cape Fear River.

CFPUA has an ongoing, periodic testing program for 1,4-dioxane, which is used in industrial solvent...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Sewer work starting Wednesday may result in lane closures on Dawson Street

Work zone traffic sign

Drivers may experience temporary lane closures on portions of Dawson Street starting Wednesday as Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s contractor conducts inspections and maintenance on sanitary sewer mains.

The work will run through the end of M...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: March 6, 2019

UPDATE: CFPUA to work with City, neighbors on buffer options

Work zone traffic sign

On Monday, CFPUA stopped the clearing of an easement it owns within the RiverLights subdivision after receiving a stop-work order from the City. This work was part of the initial phase of a project to install a new 16-inch water main to serve residential ...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Judge approves Chemours consent order

PFAScompoundsImage

A Bladen County Superior Court judge on Monday approved a consent order stipulating measures Chemours must take reduce PFAS releases and address their impacts.

The consent order outlines terms Chemours must meet to settle a lawsuit filed by the North Carol...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Revised consent order a substantial improvement, imposes additional requirements on Chemours

Water quality

The terms of a revised consent order between the state regulators and Chemours made public Wednesday do not stipulate that Chemours shall never again release any PFAS compounds. Nor do they require the company to take whatever remedial steps are necessary...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: February 20, 2019

State announces revised consent order for Chemours’ PFAS releases

PFAScompoundsImage

CFPUA is reviewing a revised consent order released this afternoon by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality regarding ongoing releases of PFAS compounds from Chemours’ chemical plant that have affected the Cape Fear River and do...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Sewer work starting Monday may result in lane closures on Wooster, South College

ScheduledMaintenance

Drivers may experience temporary lane closures on portions of Wooster Street and South College Road starting Monday, February 18, as Cape Fear Public Utility Authority conducts inspections and maintenance on sanitary sewer mains.

The work will run through ...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Boil water advisory lifted for customers in River Lights area

Running faucet

A boil water advisory affecting customers in the River Lights area since Thursday evening has been rescinded, effective immediately.

The advisory was instituted as a precautionary measure after a break in a water main disrupted water service to 1,122 custo...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Update: Water main repaired, boil water advisory continues

ScheduledMaintenanceImage

Normal water service should be restored for several customers affected by a water main break Thursday evening near Independence Boulevard and River Road.

A boil water advisory remains in effect for all customers on Independence Boulevard between River Road...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: February 14, 2019

EPA takes positive step toward regulating PFAS

Running faucet

Beginning the process of setting federal maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for PFOA and PFOS is a significant, promising step toward establishing regulatory certainty for CFPUA and other agencies responsible for providing safe water to our communities.

The ...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Monitoring finds Chemours' PFAS in ASR, nearby wells

PFAScompoundsImage

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority continues to work with state regulators to determine the extent of effects on the local community from decades of PFAS compound releases by Chemours and DuPont.

CFPUA’s efforts include testing wells near our Aqu...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: January 31, 2019

CFPUA board urges EPA to set regulatory standards for PFOA, PFOS

Running faucet

William Norris, chairman of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board, has urged the Environmental Protection Agency to begin setting enforceable limits on PFAS compounds.

In a letter sent Thursday, Jan. 31, to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, N...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: January 30, 2019

CFPUA: Enforceable drinking water standards needed for PFAS

Water quality

CFPUA encourages development of appropriate and enforceable drinking water standards for PFAS compounds. The lack of such standards creates significant uncertainty for regulatory agencies, utilities such as the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and, impo...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: January 16, 2019

CFPUA, scientists study options to remove PFAS from groundwater

Sampling water drawn from the ASR.

Funds for the project, which targets water from CFPUA’s Westbrook Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Well, were allocated last year by the N.C. General Assembly.

The results will guide decisions on potential technology to ensure safe drinking water for CFP...

Read on...

NewsFlash
Posted on: January 11, 2019

CFPUA Offers Assistance to Federal Employees During Shutdown

Bill Assistance

Federal employees affected by the federal government shutdown may obtain courtesy adjustments for late fees or request other financial arrangements regarding their CFPUA bills by contacting customer service.

“We recognize the situation that local...

Read on...

NewsFlash