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At Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority we have the capabilities to provide wholesale, regional raw water from the Cape Fear River at the Kings Bluff Raw Water Pump Station behind Lock and Dam #1 within our five-county service area comprised of Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties.  Additionally, the Authority has the capability to supply a treated water supply from the Cape Fear River at the Bladen Bluffs Regional Surface Water System near Tar Heel, North Carolina.  The Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority is a self-supporting agency which depends on customer rates and fees to support its operations. Our purpose is to provide a reliable and dependable surface water supply as cost-effective as possible through economy of scale while operating on sound fiscal and utility principles.

Mission Statement

To provide and assist in providing water and related services that enhances the quality of life in the region.

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Appointments to Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority's Board of Directors

City of Wilmington

On June 21, 2016 the Council of the City of Wilmington in its regular meeting reappointed Mayor Bill Saffo and appointed Councilman Charlie Rivenbark to serve on the Authority's Board of Directors for a three year term expiring May 13, 2019.  Click on their letters show below for a full screen view of their appointment letters.


New Hanover County

On January 4, 2016, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners reappointed Commissioner Skip Watkins to serve on the Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority.  Click on the letter shown below for a full screen view of the appointment letter. 

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663 Million

663 Million

Clean drinking water. Sinks and showers and toilets. These don’t seem like extravagances; they seem like basic necessities. But for so many people across the globe, they are luxuries that are completely out of reach. 663 Million people. That’s how many people in the world will live without clean water today.  That’s almost twice the population of the USA and Canada combined. 2.4 billion people worldwide lack access to a toilet. 1 in 5 children under the age of 5 die each day from waterborne disease — one every 21 seconds, as a direct result of contaminated water and poor sanitation and hygiene. Those numbers are staggering; the lack of safe drinking water and sanitation is a global health crisis, one that must be confronted.


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