Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority System Overview
June 18, 2014
The Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority is a regional organization with sponsoring members that are comprised of Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender Counties, and the City of Wilmington. The Authority was created to aid development of a water supply system for the sponsoring member governments, which are primarily located in southeastern North Carolina. The Authority owns and operates two facilities.
Kings Bluff Raw Water Pump Station
The Kings Bluff Raw Water Pump Station obtains raw water from the Cape Fear River via two raw water intake pipes located just above Lock & Dam No. 1 in Bladen County. The 100 million gallons per day (MGD) capacity station conveys raw water by various raw water transmission mains to several governmental and industrial users in the region.
Bladen Bluffs Regional Surface Water System
The Authority owns and operates the Bladen Bluffs Regional Surface Water System, in partnership with Smithfield Farmland Company which is supplied treated, raw water from the Cape Fear River. The facility is a 6.0 million gallon per day (MGD) drinking water facility located near the Town of Tarheel in Bladen County, approximately opposite of the Smithfield Packing Facility on NC Highway 87.