CFPUA: All water restrictions lifted

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – CFPUA has lifted all water restrictions for its service area.

A CFPUA spokesman says the multi-agency construction of a 900-foot bypass waterline is complete and it continues to work without issue.  The bypass waterline is now supplying Brunswick County, CFPUA, and Pender County with approximately 17 million gallons of raw water supply a day.  While this is a reduced amount from the output of the original line, it is enough of a secure supply that CFPUA can lift all restrictions.

The bypass waterline is allowing crews to shift their efforts towards the permanent repair of the original 48” waterline, which will take several more days to complete.

Over the course of the last week, CFPUA received a number of calls from customers being served by our emergency water wells about either discoloration or a sulfur-like smell.  As CFPUA returns the water system to more normal operation, the use of the emergency wells will be reduced, then stopped.  Discoloration and odor issues are expected to lessen and then stop along with that process.

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