CFPUA to hold PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON MASONBORO SOUND SERVICE EXTENSION PROJECT
Session to provide residents, the public with update on project, construction impacts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mike McGill
WILMINGTON, NC, September 26, 2013: Started by the City of Wilmington in 2001, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) continues to move forward with work to complete the Masonboro Sound Service Extension Project. The project will extend sewer to the Masonboro Sound area to greatly improve its public safety and environmental protection. As noted during prior public discussions, the groundwater table in the area is at a high level, placing the septic systems operated by owners at particular risk of having them fail, flood or simply leach out their waste into the surrounding soils and waterways.
Over the course of recent years, CFPUA has been working with the community to obtain the easements necessary to construct the required pump station and gravity sewer pipelines to serve the residents on southern end of Masonboro Sound Road. The necessary easements have been obtained that will allow construction to begin, and CFPUA’s board, during its September 11, 2013, public meeting, approved a construction contract by a unanimous vote.
Because we are moving into this vital construction phase, CFPUA is providing the communities to be served, and the public, with an update on where the project stands at this time and the impacts construction will have in the area in the near future. CFPUA’s project team will be on hand to give a brief presentation about the project, answer questions and receive comments. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at Walter L Parsley Elementary School, 3518 Masonboro Loop Rd., in Wilmington. Letters were sent to residents in the affected areas inviting them to the session.
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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) was formed by the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County to combine their water and sewer operations. It began operations on July 1, 2008. Today, the Authority serves more than 65,000 water customer accounts and more than 63,000 wastewater customer accounts. It oversees more than 1,000 miles of water distribution mains and nearly 1,000 miles of sewer mains. For more information, visit www.cfpua.org or contact CFPUA’s Communications staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.