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Posted on: June 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] CFPUA Issues 2015 Water Quality Report

CFPUA Issues 2015 Water Quality Report

Drinking water throughout our 1,000-plus mile system once again meets or exceeds state and federal standards


CONTACT: Leslie Ogilvie, substituting for Mike McGill
(910) 332-6625

WILMINGTON, NC (June 1, 2016): Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) is pleased to announce the release of its Water Quality Report for the 2015 calendar year. The report, which is mandated by an amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act, provides important details about the quality of the drinking water we provide to the communities we serve. Inside, readers will find that, once again, drinking water met or exceeded the standards for safety and quality as set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).

“Water is life’s most precious resource and vital to a community’s overall of life,” said Jim Flechtner, CFPUA Executive Director. “We hope the results found in this report demonstrate to the nearly 200,000 people we serve just how diligent we are in fulfilling our responsibility to provide safe, reliable drinking water to all.”

This year’s report can be found by going directly to [[[PROVIDE LINK (w/o https://)]]] or by going to and clicking on the 2014 Water Quality Report link under Quick Links.

In addition to the test results, CFPUA’s 2015 Water Quality Report details its water sources and treatment processes. CFPUA’s staff of highly trained, state-certified water treatment operators and teams of skilled maintenance technicians work around the clock to insure safe, high quality, reliable drinking water.

CFPUA processes and distributes treated drinking water within New Hanover County through three different water systems. The largest system distributes water within the City of Wilmington city limits, parts of the Ogden area, parts of Monkey Junction, the Flemington area, and the King’s Grant. Water is provided to the largest system by the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant, whose source water is surface water that is drawn from the Cape Fear River.

The next largest system distributes water to portions of the northern part of New Hanover County including Murrayville, Wrightsboro, parts of Castle Hayne, Porters Neck and parts of the Ogden Area. Two smaller systems distribute drinking water in the Monterey Heights, Woodlake, Laurel Ridge/S. Myrtle Grove, Lord’s Creek and Veteran’s Park areas.

Paper copies of the report are also available and are located at various locations around town and will be mailed upon request:

• CFPUA (Customer Service) – 235 Government Center Drive
• NHC Government Complex (Information Desk) – 230 Government Center Drive
• Wilmington City Hall – 102 N. Third Street
• Wilmington Housing Authority – 1524 S. 15th Street
• New Hanover County Libraries (Downtown/Myrtle Grove/Northeast Regional – Military Cutoff)

To receive a paper copy by mail, contact Leslie Ogilvie, substituting for Mike McGill, CFPUA’s Chief Communications Officer, at (910) 332-6625 or via email at

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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

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