CFPUA shares photos of new GAC filter well construction
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority shared new photos of the GAC filter well construction at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant on Tuesday.
The photos show just one of the eight planned filters at the treatment plant. CFPUA chose to use granular activated carbon (GAC) filters which are expected to reduce GenX well below North Carolina’s 140 ppt health goal according to a CFPUA representative.
CFPUA explains that around 80% of CFPUA customers are provided water by the plant, and that the new filters will come online this summer.
CFPUA gave a $35.9 million contract to Adams-Robinson Enterprises Inc. to build the filters. Once complete, they expect annual operating costs of $2.9 million. For the average CFPUA customer, there will be a increase of roughly $5 per month.
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