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Posted on: March 4, 2015



FREE station can provide high quality drinking water to almost any community event in CFPUA’s service area;
Fairs, sports tournaments, races, charity functions are all eligible (just to name a few…)


CONTACT: Mike McGill
(910) 332-6704
After Hours: (910) 622-8472

WILMINGTON, NC, March 4, 2015: Since Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) opened for business in 2008, the Authority has received – and fulfilled - numerous requests for donations of water to help with a variety of community and charity events. In the past, we used cases of Cape Fear Clear, water from our award-winning Sweeney Water Treatment Plant bottled for convenience.

Due to the environmental impact of using plastic bottles, CFPUA has replaced the bottled Sweeney water with a new, portable water station (see the attached photo) that provides cold, refreshing water to community events. The only real requirements? The event has to be in CFPUA’s service area and the station has to be staged near one of our water hydrants.

We can now serve even more people at fairs, races, tournaments, charity functions or any other event where drinking water is wanted. It can serve six people at a time and, with just one step up, can quench any kid’s thirst.

The FREE water is exactly what comes out of your taps at home. Depending on the location of the event, it will come from one of our two state-of-the-art water treatment plants: our Sweeney plant and our Nanofiltration Plant in Ogden. For the last six years running, CFPUA’s water has received awards for its high quality.

To apply for the FREE use of CFPUA’s Water Station, all a person has to do is go to our website at and click on the CFPUA Water Station link under Quick Links. Once there, they will find an application and directions to reserve the station for their event. Requests to use our water station are processed on a first come, first serve basis because CFPUA staff will operate the station during your event. People can also email CFPUA’s Water Station staff at for more information or an application.

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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 67,000 water customer accounts and more than 65,000 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 or contact CFPUA’s Communications staff at

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