CFPUA reports sewage spill in Porters Neck

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Submitted: Tue, 11/06/2012 - 8:19pm
Updated: Tue, 11/06/2012 - 8:21pm

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — CFPUA Operations crews have responded to and stopped a wastewater spill in the Country Haven area adjacent to the 8000 block of Market Street. At approximately 7:45 a.m. today, CFPUA staff discovered the spill while visiting the site to conduct routine maintenance. The CFPUA crew took action to stop the flow from the pipe, which appears to have been previously damaged.

Service in the area has not been affected. During its repairs, CFPUA crews shut down the outer outbound travel lane of Market Street between Marsh Oaks and Sweetwater Drive. Traffic was shifted to one lane in this area in order to establish a safe work zone. To help with the evening rush hour, CFPUA crews have made a temporary fix and lifted the work zone through 11 p.m. tonight. At that time, crews will reclose the same parts of the road and make the permanent repair in time for the morning rush hour.

The estimated total spill volume is 2,500 gallons and the spill reached surface waters that are a tributary to Page’s Creek. CFPUA environmental and Safety Management staff is on scene performing water quality monitoring to determine the impact of the spill. This incident has been reported to the North Carolina Division of Water Quality.


  • Guestin says:

    shock another spill from over priced broken down sewage system, i guess the head guy wants another raise because of bad leadership and misplaced funds. aka his pocket

  • cintrek says:

    I only have sewer bill. My water comes from a well. We have fixed rates for sewer. Doesn’t matter if you have 1 person flushing the toilet or 10-it’s the same. I live by myself. Before CFPUA took over I paid $64 every 2mos now it’s $124 every 2mos. I care for a disabled man with one other person in the house & he pays for sewer & water and pays less than $80 every 2mos. So why do I pay more just for sewer? Sorry for not being more clear about the service I receive.

  • Guest-of-the-day says:

    that figure only tally’s how much the variable portion of the bill has gone up. If you look at the base-line fee (the one you pay regardless of how much water you use), you’ll see that has gone up as well. If you calculate how much you are being billed for vs. how much you actually use (what I’ve always done), you’ll see that you’re water bill has gone up at least %350. In 2008, I calculated a cost of 0.82 cents/gallon, in 2010 I calculated a cost of 2.8 cents/gallon. I moved into an apartment at that point so it could even be more.

  • Guest1118 says:

    Time to give CEO Matt Jordan another raise!

  • Bob says:

    Don’t even think to ask for a 2nd reading if you think your bill is wrong-it cost $50.00 if you are wrong and they are right. Wonder if I could charge them $50.00 if they were wrong. They pass my driveway going to the monster plant at least 40 times a day. Go figure.

  • mom says:

    they were also on bayshore drive. was there a spill at the headwaters of pages creek also?

  • cintrek says:

    I guess this means our bills are going up again. They’ve gone up every 6mos. since CFPUA began. My bill has increased by 52% since 2008. The general manager believes he needs another raise and bonus at the expense of others being able to eat.

  • Guest-of-the-day says:

    We pay through the nose for water just to see it all go the state in fines and into the pockets of water company employees. After all these spills, do we at least have cleaner water than just dumping raw sewage straight out to the creeks and streams?

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