A contractor for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will begin drilling new sewer and water lines today, Tuesday, July 28, to connect residents in the Flemington area of Wilmington to CFPUA’s central water system.
By adding the new lines under the Cape Fear River, CFPUA will be able to connect the entire U.S. 421 corridor to the water and sewer system, the utility said in a press release. The contractor, Hall Construction Corporation, will drill about 1,250 linear feet of 12-inch water main and 1,500 linear feet of two 8-inch sewer mains.
The project is the result of an agreement between CFPUA, New Hanover County, Duke Energy and Wilmington after testing showed that groundwater in the area contained elevated levels of contamination from coal ash, the release said.
To illustrate the project, CFPUA released a video detailing where and how the drilling will be conducted.
CFPUA’s Flemington water project. Video courtesy CFPUA.
CFPUA’s Flemington sewer project. Video courtesy CFPUA.