NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Cape Fear Public Utility Authority announced Wednesday the Flemington water and sewer project is done.
According to a release construction began in July 2015 to get water and sewer lines to the Flemington community and other areas near the US 421 corridor. The project is first connecting Flemington-area customers to CFPUA’s central drinking water system then providing the ability for the entire U.S. 421 corridor to connect to CFPUA’s central sewer systems.
Over the last seven months, CFPUA’s contractor, Hall Construction Corporation, drilled through dense sands under the river to install approximately 1,250 linear feet of 12” water main, as well as approximately 1,500 linear feet of two 8” sewer mains. Drill depths varied but are – at their deepest point – 72’ to 80’ below the High Water Level of the river.
Concerns about groundwater quality in the area led to the project.
Kenneth Sandlin, a homeowner in the Flemington community, said he and his neighbors were very concerned about their water.
“We do appreciate what the (CFPUA) is doing for us and that they are trying to get us some clean water, but it should have been done a long time ago,” Sandlin said.
The water portion of the construction project is based upon an agreement reached between CFPUA and Duke Energy in October of 2013, while the sewer portion is based upon an agreement among CFPUA, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington. For the water project, Duke Energy is contributing a total of $3.175 million, with CFPUA allocating an additional $460,000 to make the line larger, enabling it to be used for future development.
The community is expected to begin using the new system next week.