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CFPUA work means boil water advisory for part of downtown

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for homes and business in part of downtown today during a planned service outage. Crews will replace three valves, which will shut down water service from 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Full story...
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CFPUA Board approves rate increase

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board this morning approved increasing rates starting in May. CFPUA says the average bill will go up 4.4 percent or about $2.70 a month. Full story...
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CFPUA to shut off water along N. 4th St. Friday

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videoParts of northern Wilmington will lose water service for a few hours Friday afternoon as CFPUA crews replace three water valves. Full story...
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CFPUA postpones work that would have meant northside boil water advisory

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) has postponed work that will require a precautionary boil water advisory for homes and businesses in a portion of the north side of Wilmington. The work was scheduled to be done Friday afternoon. Full story...
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Senators seek cancer study of Lejeune water

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North Carolina's two U.S. senators say a federal health agency should conduct a cancer incidence study for the groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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CFPUA to consider 4.4% rate increase

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will consider raising rates next year for water and wastewater consumption by 4.4 percent. CFPUA spokesman Mike McGill says if the full CFPUA Board approves the proposal passed today by the authority's finance committee, the new rate would increase the average customer's bill about $2.70 per month. Full story...
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CFPUA to seek another rate increase

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videoCape Fear Public Utility Authority customers are likely in for another rate increase next budget year. The authority board finance committee held a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss options for the increase, which CFPUA staff members said will help cover "variable expenditures" such as electricity. Full story...
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CFPUA issues boil water advisory for Landfall, Middle Sound Loop areas after main breaks

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videoCFPUA has issued a boil water advisory for hundreds of customers in the Landfall and Middle Sound Loop areas of New Hanover County after several water main breaks in the Ogden area. Full story...
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UPDATE: Repairs shut down parts of Front Street after boil advisory lifted

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videoPart of downtown Wilmington's Front Street will be closed down this morning so CFPUA crews can do further repairs on the water main that broke there Wednesday night. Full story...
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CFPUA cuts budget as water use declines

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority today amended its operating budget to cut $1.2 million. The move comes after the authority reported a significant decline in water consumption, which also means lower revenues. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bacteria in well drive former tenant to court

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videoSamples from the North Carolina Health Department show a certain type of bacteria is living in a Castle Hayne well. Former tenant Tracy Clark says not even her dog would drink the water at 5701 Orange Street in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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CDC: Water at Lejeune linked to birth defects

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video A long-awaited study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a US Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers. Full story...
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CFPUA Board conditionally approves proposal to build water line to Flemington community

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board today approved a joint proposal with Duke Progress Energy to construct a water line connecting Flemington-area residents and businesses close to Duke Energy's Sutton Plant to CFPUA's main drinking water system. The estimated cost of the project is up to $2.25 million. Full story...
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CFPUA mulls cuts after rainy summer led to lower revenue

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videoWhile many coastal businesses say a rainy summer did not dampen their bottom line, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority saw revenues recede with the rising water. Full story...
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BSL neighbors battle over level of Spring Lake

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video It looks like the spring is not the only thing boiling in Boiling Spring Lakes. So are tempers. Neighbors are battling over just how high the city should let Spring Lake be. Full story...
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