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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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State honors CFPUA for high drinking water standards

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videoThe state today honored the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority among 49 water systems in North Carolina that have surpassed federal and state drinking water standards. Full story...
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CFPUA approves rate structure changes

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The Board of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) voted today to adopt a uniform rate structure for water and sewer services, effective for bills dated May 1. The new structure moves the Authority away from its current three-tiered, conservation-based rate structure to one that uses a set rate for ALL residential and non-residential usage. Full story...
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Wilmington water bills may be going up $5 per month

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video Under the proposal, the average residential customer using 10,000 gallons bi-monthly would see a rate increase that will address more than $25 million dollars in future sewer and water infrastructure projects, as well as increased operating costs and service on CFPUA’s debt. An average residential customer will see their bill rise $4.90 a month or $9.80 every billing period. CFPUA’s billing cycle is every other month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New CFPUA well leading to 'nasty' water for some customers

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video A new irrigation well on Westbrook Ave. and Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington is already causing problems for customers. They say it's keeping them from using the water in their homes. CFPUA says it's received multiple complaints about the quality of the water and is trying to figure out what's going on. Full story...
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Mercury in water treatment plant at Camp Lejeune

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Officials at Camp Lejeune say a water treatment plant at the Marine base is offline after workers found 12 pounds of mercury in the pipes. Full story...
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Mercury found in Camp Lejeune water plant pipe

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Camp Lejeune has shut down one of its water treatment plants after mercury was found in a pipe in the facility. Full story...
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CFPUA to begin smoke testing sewer lines

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Crews with Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will begin smoke testing operations on targeted areas of the sanitary sewer system beginning Wednesday (weather permitting). Notices were delivered to properties located in the affected area on Monday. Testing will start on Wednesday and will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday. Full story...
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Movie filming may affect water service downtown

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Water service in downtown Wilmington may be affected today because of filming for the movie "We're the Millers." The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has authorized the production, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, special use of water for special effects. Full story...
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House to vote on care for those sickened by water

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A North Carolina congressman is speaking in support of a bill that provides medical care for Camp Lejeune Marines and their relatives who could have been sickened by drinking water contaminated with toxins linked to cancers and organ damage. Full story...
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Airlie gets $7k old bill from CFPUA

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video Billing issues continue with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. This time its a county-owned property facing significant back billing. CFPUA recently hit Airlie Gardens with a nearly $7,000 bill. For Airlie Gardens Director Jim McDaniel, it's tough pill to swallow. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: CFPUA customers getting big bills for old, missed charges

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video The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is no stranger to billing issues. Now the authority has found unbilled utilities, which may mean some unexpected charges for customers. Full story...
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