Local - February 5
1:58 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

New Water Pipeline Will Connect Flemington to Wilmington's Drinking Water Supply

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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.

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10:34 am
Mon January 6, 2014

With a Severe Cold Snap on the Way, CFPUA Offers Tips to Prevent Water Pipes from Freezing

above-ground water pipe
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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5:17 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

CFPUA Board Unanimously Approves Cost-sharing Deal with Duke for Flemington Water Line

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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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10:07 am
Sun October 6, 2013

Candidate Profile: Charlie Rivenbark, Wilmington City Council

Charlie Rivenbark, Wilmington City Council
City of Wilmington

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

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9:50 am
Fri August 23, 2013

UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory for Parts of Market Street Lifted

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.  

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4:41 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

CEO of CFPUA accepts job in Florida

Matthew Jordan, CEO, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

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. 

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