WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A consultant joined decision makers
Tuesday for an all-day workshop regarding the
growth of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.
Right now, the money from water bills pay for the
Authority's projects – whether it's maintenance, construction or renovations.
Officials are trying to develop an overall policy to
determine who would pay for adding new lines for customers who already live in
the service area, but are not hooked up to CFPUA water and sewer.
Board members, including city
and county leaders, discussed who should pay for the expanded service. A recent
example is the county commissioners rejecting a plan to provide sewer to the
Marquis Hills and Heritage Park communities.
"Hopefully the economy is
turning around now and we're going to need to provide additional services to people
who are going to grow our economy and we want to be ready for it," said
Chairman Jim Quinn.
The consultant will create a policy from ideas mentioned in Tuesday's workshop. He'll give that policy to board members and they'll take it from there.
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