Dedication and ribbon cutting scheduled for Southeastern N.C.’s new raw water pipeline this Friday, May 20

05.16.2022

Dedication and ribbon cutting scheduled for Southeastern N.C.’s new raw water pipeline this Friday, May 20

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Leland, N.C. – Local leaders and water providers from across Southeastern North Carolina will gather Friday, May 20, 2022, to celebrate the completion of the region’s newest raw water transmission main.

The dedication will begin at 10 a.m., Friday, May 20, at the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority (LCFWASA) Kings Bluff Pump Station at 246 Private Road 703, Riegelwood, NC, adjacent to Lock & Dam No. 1.

The Kings Bluff 54-inch Parallel Raw Water Main is a joint project of LCFWASA, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA), and Brunswick County. Construction started in 2019 to build the additional transmission main, which moves raw water 14 miles from LCFWASA’s pump station on the Cape Fear River to a 3-million-gallon water storage tank in Brunswick County.

This new 54-inch diameter water main runs parallel to LCFWASA’s existing 48-inch raw water main, providing water to treatment plants operated by Brunswick County, Pender County, and CFPUA.

The new main increases LCFWASA’s raw water capacity from 46 million gallons per day (MGD) to 96 MGD.

CFPUA served as project manager for the construction of the 54-inch main, with McKim & Creed providing engineering services and Garney Construction serving as the construction contractor. The $37.3 project was paid for by a cost-sharing agreement among LCFWASA, Brunswick County, and CFPUA.

“This project is the culmination of years of work between LCFWASA and our regional partners, who provide drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people,” LCFWASA Executive Director Tim Holloman said. “This new raw water transmission main helps ensure local water utilities have the capacity to keep up with growth across our region.”

The event is open to the public, although an RSVP is requested as limited parking is available at the site. To RSVP or for questions about the event, contact Danielle Hertzog at admin@lcfwasa.gov.

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Media Inquiries

Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority
Brunswick County

For media inquiries, contact the Communications Director at 910.253.2995 or email meagan.kascsak@brunswickcountync.gov