CFPUA representatives to speak to House committee Thursday

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Representatives from CFPUA are speaking to House Committee Thursday.

Mike Brown, Chairman of the Board, and Frank Styers, Chief Operating Officer, will give a presentation to the House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality in Raleigh. WWAY will be there and have updates starting on WWAY NEWS at Noon.

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Brown and Styers are scheduled to present their plan to potentially implement funding provided by the General Assembly in HB 56 Amend Environmental Laws. Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed that measure last week.

The meeting’s agenda released today shows the session will include presentations from state agencies, local utilities and university researchers.

Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) is the senior chair for the committee. Other members include Rep. Holly Grange (R-New Hanover), Rep. Frank Iler (R-Brunswick) and Rep. William Brisson (D-Bladen).

“The agenda for our initial meeting continues the process of obtaining information necessary to address numerous questions from citizens concerning the quality of their drinking water,” Davis said in a news release. “This committee will continue to meet so that additional legislation can hopefully be recommended for the House to act upon and successfully address as many concerns as possible of our constituents throughout the state.”

Every Monday and Friday, CFPUA staff reads the meter at the free water station in Ogden Park to monitor how much water is being withdrawn from the station. Monday’s reading showed that a total of 14,958 gallons have been withdrawn since July 18, the day CFPUA installed the meter. The running average is 217 gallons per day.