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When can people in the Wrightsboro area expect to get water and sewer service?

Ken Little

Not any time soon, according to a spokeswoman for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, which took over sewer and water service from the county several years ago.

“Currently, the authority does not have any projects in its capital investments program to extend water or sewer service to the Wrightsboro area,” CFPUA spokeswoman Carey Ricks says.

In the design phase is a 12-inch and a 16-inch water system interconnection project that will enhance the existing water system in some areas of the community, Ricks says.

“That’s going to allow some additional connectors along Kerr Avenue,” she says.

David Weaver, New Hanover County assistant manager, says water and sewer service to the Wrightsboro area was at one time one of the items on a priority list of capital improvements in the county, “but as costs continued to rise for utilities the projects kept getting pushed further out.”

“Wrightsboro has always been an area of high concern to us because they have a history of failing septic systems and not very good drinking water quality,” Weaver says.

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2 Responses to “ When can people in the Wrightsboro area expect to get water and sewer service?”

  1. On October 19, 2009 at 6:32 am Carey Disney Ricks wrote:

    CIP stands for Capital Improvements Program, and copies of our budget and CIP are available on our web site at http://www.cfpua.org.

  2. On October 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm Peggy Currie wrote:

    I saw the report that Wrightsboro Area was not in the plans for water and sewer. I think we have been mistreated from the start. The bond issue was passed about twenty years ago for County wide water and sewer and there are no plans yet. Something needs to be done because the septic systems are failing and people can not afford the cost of redoing the system and better still we should not have to.

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