As a local drinking water provider, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority considers the long-term sustainability of our community, and of our watershed, to be top priorities. Every day, CFPUA treats millions of gallons of water from the Cape Fear River and local aquifers, and distributes it to homes and businesses throughout New Hanover County. Our organization is dedicated to ensuring that the decisions we make today help to protect our natural resources in the future.
In light of the discovery of emerging contaminants in the Cape Fear River, it has become clear that the organization needs a group that will manage policy issues related to source water protection and environmental stewardship. CFPUA is pleased to announce the new Public and Environmental Policy Department.
The new department will support existing environmental programs within the organization, while also working with local government, environmental groups and members of the community to create new programs. Its primary focus will be to monitor the issue of emerging contaminants, and to ensure that CFPUA is contributing to the long-term health of our community and its natural environment.
“This department will allow CFPUA to incorporate internal and external expertise into the organization’s policy-making process,” said Jim Flechtner, Executive Director. “Creating meaningful partnerships with local stakeholders will be the most effective way to address the environmental challenges facing our area.”
Lindsey Hallock has been selected to be the director of the department. Lindsey has a Master’s degree in Agrarian and Environmental Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. She has five years of experience researching and developing public policy in the governmental, academic and non-profit sectors. Prior to being selected for this position, Ms. Hallock worked in Administration where she has been involved with programs related to water quality and unregulated contaminants.