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Residents of Flemington, a small community located off of U.S. 421, will soon be connected to New Hanover County’s main water system. Officials from Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, or CFPUA, say they'll construct a new connective water pipeline this year. This is because groundwater containing coal ash slurry from Duke Progress Energy’s Sutton Plant has been slowly seeping toward Flemington’s current drinking wells. The CFPUA held a public meeting to discuss the pipeline Tuesday night, but fewer than five private citizens attended—and none made public comments.

Tom W. Sulcer

With temperatures predicted to be well below freezing for several days in the region, water pipes in area homes have a greater chance of freezing and possibly bursting.  

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is offering a few reminders that could prevent the record-breaking cold from becoming an expensive ordeal.


Preventive measures:

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and Duke / Progress Energy will collaborate to construct a water line for a small, largely low-income community on the outskirts of New Hanover County. 

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Charlie Rivenbark is running for a fourth term on the Wilmington City Council. 

Officials at the CFPUA say the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory is lifted as of the morning of Friday, August 23rd. 

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) will issue a precautionary boil water advisory for customers living and working on the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Market Street.  CFPUA will be installing system improvements in the area between 9 AM and 3 PM, requiring water service to be affected those blocks of Market Street.  


The Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority could soon be leaving his post.  Matthew Jordan has accepted a position in Tampa Bay, Florida.