Authority Board

Our Mission

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s mission is to provide high quality water and sewer service in an environmentally responsible manner while maintaining the lowest practicable cost.


  • 9 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Room 601 Lucie Harrell Conference 230 Government Center Dr.Wilmington, North Carolina
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Monthly Board Meeting Summary


The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority held its annual meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  The Board received the Annual Report from Executive Director, Jim Flechtner.  This year’s report included a retrospective of the history of area water and sewer since the late 19th century and revealed how CFPUA has continued to build upon the work of its predecessors in the City and County.  The Board also received the annual report from auditors.  The Authority received a clean, unqualified opinion, the highest possible audit opinion. 

The Board received an Operations report explaining cooperative actions between CFPUA, Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority, and Brunswick and Pender Counties to address and repair the break to LCFWASA’s raw water line break in the days following Hurricane Matthew.  Mr. Betz of LCFWASA spoke to the Board and thanked them for CFPUA’s prompt response and expertise during the emergency.

In other business, the Board approved an ordinance revision to allow for temporary suspension of fixed charges for properties damaged during natural disasters and approved contracts and change orders in the furtherance of Authority operations.  The Board also received a conceptual review of wastewater re-use service to the Highway 421 Corridor.

Agenda items and supporting documentation are available through the CFPUA website, and paper copies can be provided upon request.  The next regular meeting of the Authority will be Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  The Board will meet at 9:00 AM in the Lucie Harrell Conference Room, New Hanover County Building, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Respectfully submitted,

Donna S. Pope, Clerk to the Board

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Board Members

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Agendas & Minutes

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Policy for Public Comment

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority establishes the following policy for public comment before the Authority Board. All comments and suggestions addressed to the Board during the Public Comment Period shall be subject to the following guidelines:
  1. The public comment period shall be held at the beginning of the meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. and shall last no longer than 15 minutes. Time can be extended at the discretion of the Board.
  2. Each speaker will have a maximum of 4 minutes to make remarks.
  3. No time will be yielded to a speaker by another speaker.
  4. Persons who wish to address the Board will register on a sign-up sheet that will be available in the meeting room. The sign-up sheet will be available 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.
  5. Persons who wish to address the Board regarding items on the day's agenda shall notify the Clerk prior to the meeting and register on the sign-up sheet identifying the item to be discussed. The Board shall entertain a motion and vote as to whether or not a person may speak regarding an Agenda item.
  6. Speakers will be acknowledged by the Board in the order in which their names appear on the sign-up sheet. Speakers will address the Board from the lectern and begin their remarks by stating their name and address.
  7. Public comment is not intended to require the Board to answer any impromptu questions. Any action on items brought up during the comment period will be at the discretion of the Board.
  8. Speakers will discuss issues germane to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.
  9. Speakers shall not discuss matters deemed to be "closed session" type issues (personnel matters, litigation, property acquisition, attorney-client privilege, matters made confidential bylaw, and matters which are the subject of public hearings).
  10. Speakers will not discuss matters regarding the candidacy of any person seeking public office, including the candidacy of the person addressing the Board.
  11. Speakers will be courteous in their language and presentation. Profanity and personal attacks will not be tolerated.
  12. Written comments and/or supporting documents maybe left with the Clerk to the Board.
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