CFPUA Board will revisit rate increase decision


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board of Directors approved its budget for the next fiscal year Wednesday amid a controversy over the safety of the system’s drinking water.

The approved budget included a 2.05-percent increase water rate for CFPUA customers.

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The board has decided to revisit the rate increase and possibly reconsider their original decision.

CFPUA Board member Skip Watkins said you do not raise rates in a time of uncertainty.

Watkins initially said they would re-vote on Monday, but that has changed. Watkins said they will still be voting on the decision, but at a later date.