Marquis Hills Area Project
March 20, 2017 Update on the start of the Mandatory Connection Process
Public Meeting - December 7, 2016
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., in the gym of Myrtle Grove Middle School on Piner Road, CFPUA held a public meeting to carefully walks the attendees through the mandatory connection process. Mandatory connection information was presented at all of our previous public meetings over the last two-plus years, and all costs, deferral options, and financing options were again discussed. During the presentation, CFPUA and TA Loving staff also gave a closing update on the project’s construction and answer remaining project-related questions.
While Marquis Hills Area Septic-to-Sewer project has moved into its final stages of completion and the project is well in line with its schedule, additional work needs to be completed before certification and use of the system can take place. This has resulted in a shifting of the date of the start of the mandatory connection process.
Previous communications stated the mandatory connection process was likely to begin on January 1, 2017, with connection packets being mailed a couple of weeks before the date so residents could get underway with their connections. Because of the additional work, the mandatory connection packets are likely to be mailed in mid-to-late January, with the 180-day mandatory connection period starting closer to February 1, 2017.
The packets will contain the latest information when they are sent but, in the meantime, we invite you to review the presentation given last night and contact Mike McGill with any further questions at 332-6704.
CFPUA Marquis Hills Area Presentation - December 7, 2016 (Revised 12/29 for clarity re: private connection responsibilities)
Public Meeting - September 13, 2016
CFPUA held an additional, construction-centric public meeting about the Marquis Hills septic-to-sewer project on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. at our usual location, the gym of Myrtle Grove Middle School, 901 Piner Road in Wilmington. Thank you to all who attended and we appreciated your patience with the fact that we needed to project the presentation on a wall of the gym.
Below is the presentation we gave that night, which includes the latest information about the mandatory connection process that will follow the completion of construction. The date when mandatory connection will begin is January 1, 2017. The costs involved with connection are found in the presentation.
CFPUA will a mandatory connection public meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7 p.m., again in the gym of Myrtle Grove Middle School. The information provided in the September 13 meeting will be supplied again along with more information about the connection process.
CFPUA Marquis Hills Area Presentation - September 13, 2016
CFPUA Invitation Letter - September 13 meeting
Public Meeting - Thursday, May 5, 2016
CFPUA held our latest, regular public meeting about the Marquis Hills septic-to-sewer project on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at our usual location, the gym of Myrtle Grove Middle School, 901 Piner Road in Wilmington. Thank you to all who attended.
Below is the presentation that was given providing an update on construction and details about the mandatory connection process to come after construction. Every property in the work area was sent the letter below inviting the homeowner to attend.
CFPUA Marquis Hills Area Presentation - May 5, 2016
CFPUA Invitation Letter - May 5 meeting
On December 2nd, CFPUA held a public meeting to discuss the current status of the Marquis Hills Area project and to provide additional information about the mandatory connection process that will follow the project's completion.
December 2nd Construction Public Meeting
The meeting led off with a presentation that spoke to the project's history, its current status, some issues of concern, and the mandatory connection process. Information was provided about an algae bloom that had formed in an area of Silver Lake and how test results reviewed by the county and the state showed that CFPUA's project work was not a cause. The presentation given the night of December 2nd can be found here.
CFPUA, TA Loving, and county staff were on hand to answer a variety of individual questions for about an hour after the presentation was over. For more information, please contact Mike McGill, Chief Communications Officer, at 332-6704.
- February 2016 (PDF)
- November/December 2015 (PDF)
- September/October 2015 (PDF)
- June/July/August 2015 (PDF)
- April/May 2015 (PDF)
- February/March 2015 (PDF)
Update - February 27, 2015 During our pre-construction meeting held back in October, CFPUA staff stated it would provide regular updates - via an emailed newsletter - to anyone supplied their email address to us. Thanks to the community’s cooperation, we have received contact information for dozens of people in the project area.
Attached is the first edition of the project newsletter. It provides a rundown of current construction, details upcoming work, follows up on outstanding concerns, outlines the project’s timeline, and repeats important contact information.
We believe you will find this information helpful over the next 24 to 30 months. We ask those of you who are recipients to share the information with their neighbors and invite them to sign up through me to receive email updates.
The newsletter will also be posted online on the Marquis Hills Area Project page found under Quick Links.
Email alerts will continue to be used in between the newsletters, if necessary.
Chief Communications Officer
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA)
Stewardship. Sustainability. Service.
On call: 910-622-8472
- 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)