Q. Since I believe CFPUA continues to increase rates beyond the ability of the average salary , is there any reason I could not disconnect and sink my own well for use? Could I have a septic tank installed if I live in New Hanover County?
A. According to Mike McGill, chief communications officer with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority:
“The question is inaccurate; CFPUA has not raised rates beyond the ability of the average salary. In fact, some customers will pay less under the uniform rate structure; the average increase is $6 a month. Because of mandatory connection, the customer may not disconnect from CFPUA’s water and wastewater systems.”
Date posted: April 16, 2013
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