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Posted on: April 18, 2018

CFPUA Launches New GenX Timeline & Latest GenX Results from Sweeney

CFPUA Launches New GenX Timeline to Website

Since June 2017, CFPUA has been providing regular updates to the community on the issue of emerging contaminants. These updates have remained on our website, and they give a detailed history of the issue and CFPU...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Water Quality Update to Board, Once a Week Updates, & Most Recent GenX Results

CFPUA Staff Present Water Quality Update to Board

Yesterday morning, Executive Director Jim Flechtner presented a water quality update to the CFPUA Board of Directors at its monthly meeting. The update presents a summary to date of our actions to address t...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

MOST RECENT GENX RESULTS FROM THE SWEENEY WATER TREATMENT PLANT

MOST RECENT GENX RESULTS FROM THE SWEENEY WATER TREATMENT PLANT

We have received results for March 26 from our on-going GenX testing at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. Levels of GenX continue to remain below the DHHS health goal of 140 parts per trillio...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Visit CFPUA at Lakefest this Weekend & Latest GenX Sweeney Plant Results

Visit CFPUA at Lakefest this Weekend

CFPUA will have a display this weekend at Cape Fear River Watch’s annual Lakefest event. The outdoor environmental education event is located at Greenfield Lake and will run from 10 am to 2 pm.

For attendees in...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Black & Veatch Submits March Progress Report on Pilot Study & Most Recent Sweeney Results

Black & Veatch Submits March Progress Report on Pilot Study

Black & Veatch, the engineering firm contracted with CFPUA to administer the ongoing pilot study at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, has submitted a report for the month of March.

The report ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

CFPUA Offices to Close for Good Friday & Most Recent GenX Results From Sweeney

CFPUA Offices to Close for Good Friday Holiday

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority offices will be closed Friday, March 30 in observance of the Good Friday holiday. We will reopen on Monday, April 2.

Call (910) 332-6565 day or night for emergencies such as m...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

CFPUA Submits Final Report to Environmental Review Commission & Latest Sweeney Results

CFPUA SUBMITS FINAL REPORT TO ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMISSION

On Friday, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority submitted its final report to the Environmental Review Commission, per the requirements of House Bill 56. The report summarized the action we have t...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Changes Coming to the CFPUA Website & Most Recent Sweeney GenX Results

Changes Coming to the CFPUA Website

On March 26, CFPUA’s website navigation will change. Navigation will be based on three primary headers. The three primary headers will now be: My Business, My Home, and I Want To.

  • Businesses will now be able to ...
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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Veterans Park Water Station Open to Public

As announced on March 5, CFPUA now has a second water station open to the public at Veterans Park. As with the station in Ogden park, this station takes water from a groundwater source that does not contain GenX. The station is open everyday from 8:00am t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

CFPUA Reaches out to State Agencies for Guidance on Treatment Goals

CFPUA Reaches out to State Agencies for Guidance on Treatment Goals

Yesterday, CFPUA reached out to Secretary Michael Regan of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Secretary Mandy Cohen of North Carolina Department of Health and ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

CFPUA Recognizes NGWA’s National Groundwater Awareness Week

This week, CFPUA recognizes National Groundwater Awareness Week (#GWAW2018), an annual observance established by the National Ground Water Association to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of water. Established in 1999, National Gr...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

CFPUA Staff Attends National Conference on Emerging Contaminants & Most Recent GenX Sweeney Results

CFPUA Staff Attends National Conference on Emerging Contaminants

This week Executive Director Jim Flechtner attended the Emerging Contaminants Summit in Westminster, Colorado. Dedicated to the issue of emerging contaminants in drinking water, wastewater, s...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

CFPUA Board Passes Resolution Asking NCDEQ for a Cease in Fluorochemical Compounds Production

CFPUA Board Passes Resolution Asking NCDEQ for a Cease in Fluorochemical Compounds Production

This morning, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board unanimously passes a resolution calling on the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDE...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

CFPUA Opens New Water Station at Veteran's Park & Latest GenX Result from Sweeney

CFPUA OPENS NEW WATER STATION AT VETERANS PARK

Starting today, CFPUA will have a second water station available to residents of Wilmington and New Hanover County located in Veterans Park. The station provides water from our groundwater system located in th...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Emergency Sewer Main Repairs in Calvary Cemetery begin March 5

Emergency Sewer Main Repairs in Calvary Cemetery begin March 5

CFPUA crews are responding to an urgent sewer repair on a 36” gravity sewer main. This pipe runs off 11th Street through the access road in the Calvary Cemetery. Immediate repairs are...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

CFPUA Receives New GenX Results From the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

CFPUA Receives New GenX Results From the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

We have received results for February 12 and February 20 from our on-going GenX testing at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. Levels of GenX continue to remain below the DHHS health goa...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Monthly Black and Veatch Report & Most Recent GenX Results

Black and Veatch Submits Monthly Update on Sweeney Pilot Test

Black and Veatch, the engineering firm contracted to assist CFPUA with its ongoing pilot test at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, has submitted its monthly update on our progress.

The study has now...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

CFPUA Gives Presentation to House Select Committee & Latest GenX Results

CFPUA Gives Presentation to House Select Committee On North Carolina River Quality

Yesterday morning, CFPUA Executive Director Jim Flechtner and Chief Operations Officer Frank Styers traveled to Raleigh to give a presentation to the House Select Committee ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Latest Water Station Usage and GenX Results from the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant

CFPUA Water Station Usage

Every Monday and Friday, CFPUA staff read the meter at the free water station in Ogden Park to monitor how much water is being withdrawn from the station. Monday’s reading showed that a total of 45,771 gallons have been ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Update on CFPUA’s Efforts to Address the Issue of Emerging Contaminants

An Update on CFPUA’s Efforts to Address the Issue of Emerging Contaminants

CFPUA is committed to addressing the challenge presented by emerging contaminants. To do so, action must be taken on several fronts: treatment technology, testing methods...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

CFPUA Integrates Nafion Byproducts 1 and 2 into Pilot Test

CFPUA Integrates Nafion Byproducts 1 and 2 into Pilot Test

As part of our efforts to monitor unregulated compounds in the Cape Fear River, we have asked the commercial labs testing samples for the pilot test to screen for a range of other per-fluorinated c...

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