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Posted on: June 13, 2019

UPDATE: CFPUA lifts water restrictions, urges continued conservation

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CFPUA has lifted Stage 1 Water Conservation Advisory restrictions for all customers, effective immediately.

Demands on CFPUA’s drinking water systems over the last several days have consistently remained near more typical levels, thanks to more s...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

No rate increase in $85.6 million budget approved Wednesday by CFPUA board

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board on Wednesday approved an operating budget for Fiscal Year 20 (FY20) totaling $85,554,722, a 4.6 percent increase from the previous fiscal year.

Customers’ rates are not affected by the FY20 budget, whi...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

New emergency alert system, fuel resiliency highlight CFPUA’s hurricane prep

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As the 2019 hurricane season gets underway, CFPUA is launching a new emergency alert system for its customers, one of several major initiatives aimed at increasing preparations for major storms and other events that could disrupt service.

The new alert ser...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

NCDEQ recognizes Sweeney WTP for higher standard of drinking water treatment

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CFPUA’s Sweeney Water Treatment Plant is among 57 drinking water plants in North Carolina recognized by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) for treating drinking water to a higher standard in 2018 than required by federal and st...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

CFPUA looks to reduce PFAS in wastewater, study biosolids management options

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority staff will spend the next fiscal year examining health, environmental, financial, and other implications of various options for managing biosolids, with the goal of developing a long-term, sustainable strategy for the co...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

NCDEQ to begin testing New Hanover County groundwater for PFAS

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State regulators this week said they plan to begin testing groundwater from monitoring wells in New Hanover County for the presence of PFAS compounds.

Officials and staff from New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington, and Cape Fear Public Utility Authori...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Additional filters targeting PFAS among items on CFPUA’s FY2020-2029 capital improvement plan

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board on Wednesday voted to adopt a 10-year capital improvement plan (CIP) outlining $257.5 million in investments in the community’s water and wastewater systems.

The plan for Fiscal Year 2020, which begins...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Tests show no PFAS in water from CFPUA’s Richardson Plant; some detections in 3 wells

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Drinking water distributed by the Richardson Water Treatment Plant continues to show no detections of PFAS compounds, according to recent monitoring conducted by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

Richardson, which provides water to the second-largest of ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

CFPUA board OK’s steps to obtain construction bids, funding for long-term solution to filter PFAS

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority board on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing CFPUA staff to move forward on key steps toward building upgrades at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant to filter GenX and other PFAS compound resulting fro...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

CFPUA's Annual Flushing Program Begins April 1

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Beginning Monday, April 1, and continuing throughout the summer months, CFPUA water quality crews will be conducting our annual flushing program in the 010 (Sweeney) system. Flushing is a routine maintenance operation, conducted by thousands of water util...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

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

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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 ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

EPA takes positive step toward regulating PFAS

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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 ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Monitoring finds Chemours' PFAS in ASR, nearby wells

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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...

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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...

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