Due to #COVID, we've had to temporarily halt tours at CFPUA facilities. But you can still peek behind the scenes by following us on Instagram!
There you'll find news, conservation tips, and extras like this drone shot from our Sweeney Plant 🎥
🍂 We're a week into fall -- have you remembered to reset your sprinklers?🍁
As days get shorter and cooler, your yard needs less-frequent watering. Get more water conservation tips in this month's Water Works newsletter 👉 http://ow.ly/9DAK50BDgej
⭐ Good idea: Turning off your lawn sprinklers today
⭐⭐ Great idea: Turning them off until next week
⭐⭐⭐ Phenomenal idea: Installing a rain barrel for next time
Stay safe today, Wilmington 🌧️ And get more tips for saving water at www.CFPUA.org/conserve
Check out 8 months of progress on new filters at our Sweeney Plant in this time lapse 🏗️
Once complete, these Granular Activated Carbon filters will significantly reduce #PFAS in finished water. Learn more 👉 www.cfpua.org/Sweeney-Upgrades
Followed us on Instagram yet, @CFPUA_ILM?
If not, you're missing behind-the-scenes looks at CFPUA, like this shot from our drone team.
Can you guess the location? Hint: there are two New Hanover County Schools buildings in the background 🏫 https://www.instagram.com/cfpua_ilm/
Yep, we're finally on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/cfpua_ilm/
Follow us @CFPUA_ILM for pics and video from inside CFPUA, like this bird's eye view of the Sweeney Plant, captured by our drone team 📸
We can't believe we nearly missed #NationalWaterBalloonDay! (Yes, apparently it's a thing: http://ow.ly/cPao50ATR7U)
We'll take care of the water, you handle the rest 💦🎈
We love to see this afternoon rain 👏
Turn those lawn sprinklers off for the next day or so, New Hanover County - we know they need a break after the past week 🔥🌡️
You don't have to make major yard renovations to save water.
Small habit changes can go a long way, and help ensure our community has the water capacity it needs year-round 💦📅
(If you ARE thinking about renovations, check out project ideas at www.cfpua.org/conserve)
We want to give a shout-out to the Wilmington, NC Police Department officer who helped us resolve a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) this month.
The officer spotted the SSO on Lennon Drive, called CFPUA, and used his cruiser to divert traffic. His quick thinking allowed CFPUA crews to respond rapidly, and kept the public away from the spill.
Thank you for your service, Officer!
If you encounter an SSO, call our emergency hotline at 910-332-6565.
It can be a tough job, but we’re always here to do it.
CFPUA pump station crews worked late Wednesday night responding to a sewer main break on Bayshore Drive. Their quick action meant just 315 gallons of wastewater escaped.
More info here: https://www.cfpua.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1180
A lot has changed since December. Here's something positive: Construction advancing on our new Sweeney Plant filters.
Adams Robinson crews have been hard at work on the project, which will significantly boost our ability to remove #PFAS from raw water.
Check out our progress:
Construction is progressing on new Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filters at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. These filters will substantially cut #PFAS such as GenX in treated water.
Check out a time-lapse of the excavation from December to February, courtesy of contractor Adams-Robinson. Those pylons you see at the start of the video date to the plant's early days in the 1940s.
We're halfway through this month's flushing program in northern New Hanover County.
Tonight and Wednesday night, crews will be working in Bayshore and Porters Neck. Remember to check this page each day to see if your neighborhood has been scheduled: https://www.cfpua.org/728/Flushing
You may have heard that CFPUA is adding Granular Activated Carbon filters at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. But just how much carbon goes into a project this size?
This video lays out the numbers:
Sweeney Upgrade Community Feedback
We want to hear your comments, questions and concerns about the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant Enhancement Project. Send them to [email protected].
If you want to learn more about the project, watch the previously posted videos on our page. To get there, click the "Video" link on the left hand side of our page. And stay tuned for future videos!
PFAS Interim Solution
Many have asked what we are currently doing to reduce PFAS in drinking water from the Cape Fear River. While the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant undergoes construction to enhance the plant's existing filtration capabilities, CFPUA staff implemented a program to replace existing filter media at Sweeney. These interim steps have resulted in some reductions but are unsuited as a long-term solution.
Sweeney Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
What exactly are PFAS? Hear from Dr. Jamie DeWitt, an environmental toxicologist who is working extensively with the group of compounds.
Sweeney Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
Learn more about CFPUA's Sweeney Water Treatment Plant upgrade in this video and stay tuned for future video posts about our plant upgrade and GenX.