More filters targeting PFAS part of CFPUA’s 10-year capital improvement plan

More filters targeting PFAS part of CFPUA’s 10-year capital improvement plan
The addition of eight filters to remove man-made chemical compounds in the water at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant is part of the 10-year capital improvement plan approved by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board on Wednesday.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The addition of eight filters to remove man-made chemical compounds in the water at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant is part of the 10-year capital improvement plan approved by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board on Wednesday.

The overall plan outlines $257.5 million in projects over the next decade.

For the Fiscal Year 2020, which begins July 1, CFPUA will have 27 projects at a cost of $84.9 million.

More than $63 million of that will be dedicated to two projects:

  • The addition of eight additional deep-bed granular activated carbon filters at Sweeney Water Treatment Plant to remove PFAS compounds. Total cost: $44.3 million.
  • CFPUA’s contribution to a joint effort with Brunswick and Pender counties and the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority to build an additional raw water main to provide water from the Cape Fear River. Total cost: $25 million.

FY 2020 also includes $4 million is to extend a water main into northern New Hanover County and $3.95 million for upgrades and other work at the Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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