WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - "It's reckless and irresponsible for Derrick Hickey and others to attempt to denigrate the successes of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.
The city and county finally acknowledged that a single public utility authority would provide a better system of delivery and quality for its citizens.
Just what is it that Derrick Hickey wants to do if elected? Turn CFPUA back over to the government to run? Go backwards? More big government?
It's obvious that Derrick is only playing on peoples fears and mistrust to seek political advantage, without offering solutions. His attacks are filled with errors and innuendo.
Perhaps he doesn't't remember the moratorium placed on new development in NHC because of the failing condition of the sewer system? That moratorium stopped anyone from building a new house or business in our region, essentially halting all economic development. In the years that CFPUA has been in operation, we have cut spills by nearly 50% and the amount of waste water spilled by more than 77%.
I am amazed by all the sudden concern on Derrick's part regarding the CFPUA. I have served on the board of CFPUA for 5 years, and I have NEVER seen him attend any of our meetings, public workshops or hearings…Our meetings are open to the public, and the business we conduct is fully transparent ,yet he has never made a public comment.
In my five years I have attended over 300 CFPUA meetings and have never seen Derrick. NEVER, NOT ONCE."