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Posted on: October 11, 2019

CFPUA board awards contract for additional raw water line

Bend in Cape Fear River

Work on a joint project with Brunswick County and Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority (LCFWASA) to meet the region’s growing water needs is scheduled to start in November.

During its regular meeting Wednesday, October 9, the Cape Fear Public Utility ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Knappe: PFAS levels in Cape Fear River likely about 130,000 ppt before 2017

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A soon-to-be-published research paper reports that analysis of a 2015 water sample from the Cape Fear indicated a concentration of total PFAS of 130,000 parts per trillion (ppt), Dr. Detlef Knappe, a professor at N.C. State University, wrote in an email t...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Steps to reduce iron in CFPUA’s Richardson water system showing significant success

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Iron levels in drinking water treated at Richardson Water Treatment Plant are subsiding as lower demands have allowed CFPUA to rely more on deeper source wells and optimize plant operations.

Some CFPUA customers in Northern New Hanover County served by Ric...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Iron causing discolored water for some CFPUA customers but not a public health concern

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Some CFPUA customers in Northern New Hanover County served by the Richardson Water Treatment Plant recently have been reporting aesthetic issues with their water. This is caused by iron that occurs naturally in the source groundwater. While it does impart...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

After fourth increase this year in 1,4-dioxane levels, CFPUA seeks NCDEQ assistance

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CFPUA has asked the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for guidance after detecting elevated levels of 1,4-dioxane in raw water from the Cape Fear River for the fourth time this year.

CFPUA periodically tests raw water for 1,4-dioxane, whic...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Work begins on project to add 2 MGD capacity in Northern New Hanover County

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Survey work has begun on the Northern Water Mains project, which will improve fire protection and increase available water capacity in Northern New Hanover County.

The $3.9 million project involves the installation of a new 16-inch water main from Blue Cla...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

CFPUA board approves construction contract, bond sale for GAC filters

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board on Wednesday awarded a $35.9 million construction contract to Adams-Robinson Enterprises Inc. for a project to add eight new deep-bed granular activated carbon (GAC) filters at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant to ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

CFPUA Releases 2018 Water Quality Report

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This morning, CFPUA released its annual Water Quality Report for the year 2018. The report contains data from voluntary and mandatory drinking water sampling conducted throughout CFPUA service areas from January 2018 to December 2018. The report also cont...

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