Mission Statement
The mission of the Engineering Department is planning, engineering, and constructing water and wastewater infrastructure in a manner that ensures public health and safety, exceeds regulatory requirements, protects environmental resources, and supports the community’s short and long range goals.

Master Planning and Capacity Management 
Land developers and professional engineers frequently need to understand how CFPUA’s master planning accommodates a parcel or group of parcels considered for development.

Detailed information is available if you send an email to master.planning@cfpua.orig with your contact information (name, company name, phone and email) and a screenshot or pdf map that identifies the subject parcel(s).  

Include the type of development and anticipated sewer flows to receive information about current available capacity.  Typical turnaround time is one to two weeks depending upon complexity and staff work load. 

If you are already working with a CFPUA Development Services Project Manager please copy them on your email to

CFPUA now offers online GIS mapping applications that provide information to address common questions regarding CFPUA services. Access CFPUA’s GIS Portal, then select from the different mapping applications.

The following mapping applications are currently available: 

  • CFPUA Service Available to Existing Structures:  Shows locations of homes and buildings that currently have active CFPUA water and sewer services. This map does not address service availability to vacant lots. Please continue to contact CFPUA Development Services to determine if CFPUA service is available to vacant lots. 
  • CFPUA Sewer Capacity Availability: Shows the amount of sewer pump station capacity that is currently available for new developments. This information generally applies to developments that require sewer main line extensions such as subdivisions and commercial centers. This does not apply to construction of a single home or a single building that does not require significant sewer use.

Development Services Division
The Development Services Division manages the following processes and procedures:

  • Development Projects with utility extensions and new services
    • Subdivisions
    • Commercial Sites
  • Concept plan review
  • Water and sewer availability questions
  • Building permit sign off for New Hanover County
  • Septic Permit sign off for New Hanover County
  • Well Permit sign off for New Hanover County
  • The Development Process and Procedures Manual provides guidelines for the planning, design and installation of water and sewer systems.

If you have any questions regarding these process or procedures please call 910-332-6560 or email the Engineering Department
Project Management Division

Marquis Hills Area Sanitary Sewer Project

Project Description

The Marquis Hills Area Sewer Project is a New Hanover County-funded project to provide gravity sanitary sewer to the Marquis Hills area, allowing for the removal of failing septic sewer systems. This project is funded through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund as it will improve water quality in the area. The project will serve areas included in the Marquis Hills, Arrowhead, and Silver Lake neighborhoods as well as properties along Silver Lake Road. 
General Schedule
  • Construction complete by January 2017.
Project Status
  • Construction
If you have any questions regarding these or other capital projects please email the Engineering Department.
Planning and Design Division