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CFPUA bond sale means more rate hikes down the road

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A leaky, out-dated water system means repairs, and that means money. And guess who gets to pay? Full story...
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CFPUA: Sewer caves in on Lincoln Rd. near Oleander

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Utility crews with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are on the scene and facilitating emergency sewer repairs after discovering a sewer cave-in on Lincoln Road near the intersection of Oleander Drive. A portion of Lincoln Road near Oleander Drive will be closed to through traffic while crews mitigate repairs Full story...
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Wastewater spill in New Hanover County during Irene

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The CFPUA Operations Department responded to a sewer spill which occurred Saturday from a manhole located at the Airport Pump Station #62. The loss of commercial power and failure of an in-place generator caused the spill. Full story...
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CFPUA crews and facilities performance

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There are no current overflows or failures at any CFPUA facilities. Crews worked diligently through the storm to prevent events. Full story...
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CFPUA: Do NOT open manhole covers

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Please, if you witness anyone tampering with a manhole cover, report this activity immediately to CFPUA Customer Service at (910) 332-6550 or our Emergency Call Center at (910) 332-6565. Let's all be responsible stewards of the environment. Anyone violating this may be fined. Full story...
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CFPUA ends boil water advisory for Laurel Ridge

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has canceled a boil water advisory for a New Hanover County neighborhood. Full story...
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Boil water advisory issued for New Hanover neighborhood

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Customers in a New Hanover County neighborhood are advised to boil their water before using it. Customers in the Laurel Ridge subdivision near Carolina Beach Road reported a loss of service or low water pressure Monday night. Full story...
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CFPUA wants to know, when would you like to pay your bill?

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is considering changing its billing options and wants to know what you think. Full story...
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CFPUA releases efficiency and competitiveness study results

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After an intensive interview and analysis process involving CFPUA management and staff, Woolpert determined that CFPUA, “Operates at a high level of performance with little opportunity for significant improvement...." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man has water shut off by CFPUA, could face arrest

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video After Daniel Whitfield lost his job, his family began to run low on food and let the water bill go for a couple months. He owed more than $800 to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority when his water was cut off. Full story...
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Find out about N. 3rd Street improvements Wednesday

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Work is set to begin the first week of August on improvements to the city's gateway on North 3rd Street. An informational meeting about the project will be held on Wednesday from 5:30–7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall for anyone who would like more information. Full story...
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CFPUA COO resigns to accept job in Florida

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Chief Operations Officer (COO) Nancy Gallinaro has accepted a position with Palm Beach County Utilities in Florida. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Commissioner Berger has worst attendance record of all commissioners

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Mr. Berger has pointed out an inaccuracy in this story that we would like to correct. Both he and New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin missed a CFPUA meeting in February because they were in Washington, DC at another meeting. However, Berger is late to commission meetings at least 25 percent of the time, according to attendance records requested from the county clerk's office. Full story...
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CFPUA board checks out Sweeney work

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The expansion of the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant in Wilmington is almost complete. It's projects like this that have led to recent CFPUA rate increases. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFPUA deals with 22,400 gallon sewage spill over the weekend

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The CFPUA Operations Department has repaired and mitigated a sewer spill which occurred on April 23, 2011. The incident was reported at 5:45 p.m. and the spill was stopped at 6:20 p.m. (approximately 40 minutes, observed). The spill was from a manhole located at the end of Myrtle Ave. along Bradley Creek. The spill was caused by a failure of the bypass pumping system being used to bypass pump station 35 at Bradley Creek during upgrade and rehabilitation work at the pump station. Full story...
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