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Sewer

City, county to add Cape Fear Utility Authority jobs

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Wilmington City Council meets Tuesday night. One item on the agenda is approving nearly $1 million to help fix the troubled sewer system. City Council will approve the funds to go to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. The organization is a merger between the city and county water and sewer. The money will go to help with start up costs. Full story...
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Northeast interceptor pipe repair begins

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After numerous sewer spills into Hewlett's Creek construction to replace the faulty northeast interceptor pipe began Wednesday. Crews started working to replace the pipe off Pine Grove Wednesday morning. More than one mile of the pipe will be replaced that currently runs through Hewlett's Creek. Full story...
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Voice your opinion about the City's sewer system

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Got a beef about the city's sewer system? There's a way for your voice to be heard. Wilmington officials have scheduled a meeting for residents near Hewlett's Creek, concerning the upcoming sewer repairs. Full story...
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City to hold public hearing on sewer situation

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If you have something to say about Wilmington's sewer situation your opportunity is coming. The State Division of Water Quality has scheduled a public hearing for August 30. Full story...
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Wilmington's sewer repair project could be on fast-track

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We now know when Wilmington's sewer repair project should be completed. The State and City approved a contract that outlines a plan to fix the troubled northeast interceptor. The special order of consent contract requires the City to finish repairs to the sewer system by June of next year. Otherwise, the state will impose a fine of $1,000 per day. Full story...
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City Council to decide on sewer repairs

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Tuesday night the Wilmington City Council will make some important decisions about the city's ailing sewer system. Full story...
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City meets with EPA over troubled sewer system

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City and county representatives traveled to Georgia to face the Environmental Protection Agency. The reason? The City's troubled sewer system. Full story...
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New Hanover County loosens building permit freeze

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Some big time retailers are back in business along Wilmington's northeast interceptor. New Hanover County commissioners have loosened the building permit freeze and have agreed to issue up-fit permits. Those up-fit permits were holding a number of retailers up, such as the Pottery Barn planned for Mayfaire Shopping Center. Full story...
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Boseman bill could speed up sewer repairs

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It's a potentially controversial idea to speed up Wilmington's sewer repairs. State and local lawmakers are working together to expedite repairs to Wilmington's troubled sewer system. The latest development: Sen. Julia Boseman has introduced a bill that would give the city the power of eminent domain. Full story...
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