Engineering

Mission Statement
The mission of the Engineering Department is planning, engineering, and constructing water and wastewater infrastructure in a manner that ensures public health and safety, exceeds regulatory requirements, protects environmental resources, and supports the community’s short and long range goals.

Master Planning and Capacity Management 
Land developers and professional engineers frequently need to understand how CFPUA’s master planning accommodates a parcel or group of parcels considered for development.

Detailed information is available if you send an email to master.planning@cfpua.org with your contact information (name, company name, phone and email) and a screenshot or pdf map that identifies the subject parcel(s).  

Include the type of development and anticipated sewer flows to receive information about current available capacity.  Typical turnaround time is one to two weeks depending upon complexity and staff work load. 

If you are already working with a CFPUA Development Services Project Manager please copy them on your email to master.planning@cfpua.org.

Project Management Division
Marquis Hills Area Sanitary Sewer Project
Project Description
  • The Marquis Hills Area Sewer Project is a New Hanover County-funded project to provide gravity sanitary sewer to the Marquis Hills area, allowing for the removal of failing septic sewer systems. This project is funded through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund as it will improve water quality in the area. The project will serve areas included in the Marquis Hills, Arrowhead, and Silver Lake neighborhoods as well as properties along Silver Lake Road.
  • Marquis Hills Project Map (PDF)
General Schedule
  • Permitting and design will be complete by March 2014, bidding complete by May 2014, and construction complete by January 2017.
Project Status
  • Design and Permitting.
Heritage Park Sanitary Sewer Project
Project Description
  • The Heritage Park Sanitary Sewer Project is a New Hanover County-funded project to provide gravity sanitary sewer to the Heritage Park area, allowing for the removal of failing septic sewer systems. This project is funded through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund as it will improve water quality in the area. The project will serve the following streets with gravity sewer:
    • A short segment of Spring Road adjacent to Fairfield Drive
    • Bermuda Drive
    • Castle Hayne Road (NC133) between Bermuda Drive and Heritage Park Drive.
    • Danie Street
    • Emily Street
    • Fairfield Drive
    • Fulbright Street
    • Heritage Park Drive
    • Jamaica Drive
    • Nassau Road
    • Olive Street
    • Pilgrim Circle
    • Carl Seitter Drive
  • Heritage Park Project Map (PDF)
General Schedule
  • Permitting and Design will be complete by March 2014, Bidding complete by May 2014, and Construction complete by January 2016.
Project Status
  • Design and Permitting.
Comprehensive Meter Replacement Program
Project Description
  • The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has approximately 63,000 small meters (5/8 inch - typical residential). The meter population is a mixture of radio read, touch/probe read and manual read type meters. A majority of CFPUA’s meters have reached their useful life and CFPUA recognized the need to initiate a Meter Replacement Program to replace these aged meters and institute a consistent and efficient meter reading method. The Meter Replacement Program is a phased project that will replace water meters within the distribution system, currently phased to replace all meters within 5 years.
  • Phase 1 consists of replacing approximately 6913 - 5/8 inch, 150 - 1 inch, 75 - 1 ½ inches, and 150 - 2 inches meters with a new meter and Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system for Cycle 2 and 5, see the map below (or link) for cycle location.
  • Meter Reader Replacement Program Map (PDF)
General Schedule
  • Permitting and Design will be complete by March 2014, Bidding complete by May 2014, and Construction complete by January 2016.
Project Status
  • Phase 1 Project Award.
If you have any questions regarding these or other capital projects please email the Engineering Department.

Development Services Division
The Development Services Division manages the following processes and procedures:
  • Development Projects with utility extensions and new services
    • Subdivisions
    • Commercial Sites
  • Concept plan review
  • Water and sewer availability questions
  • Building permit sign off for New Hanover County
  • Septic Permit sign off for New Hanover County
  • Well Permit sign off for New Hanover County
If you have any questions regarding these process or procedures please call 910-332-6560 or email the Engineering Department.

Planning and Design Division