Water Treatment Facilities

Glenville Lake Water Treatment Facility

  • Built: 1942
  • Source Waters: Glenville Lake, Cape Fear River
  • Original Capacity: 3 MGD
  • Expansions: 5 MGD (1949), 8 MGD (1954), 12 MGD (1961), 18 MGD (1994)
  • Current Capacity: 18 MGD
  • Expansion Plans: None at present time; however, additional treatment units may be needed to meet Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.
  • Features: Glenville Lake Raw Water Pump Station; 36″ Raw Water Transmission Main from Cape Fear River allows Glenville Lakes WTF to pump and treat water from the Cape Fear River as well as Glenville Lake in order to meet water demands; In 2003, switched disinfection process from chlorination to chloramination.
  • 12-Month Daily Avg (thru 6/30/16): 10.479 MGD
  • 12-Month Daily Max (thru 6/30/16): 14.227 MGD
  • 12-Month Total (thru 6/30/16): 3835.339 MG
  • Awards: NC AWWA-WEA Walter Courmon Safety Award (2016); NCDEQ State Area Wide Optimization Program Award (2016)

 

P.O. Hoffer Water Treatment Facility

  • Built: 1969
  • Source Water: Cape Fear River
  • Original Capacity: 8 MGD
  • Expansions: 16 MGD (1975), 32 MGD (1988)
  • Filter Uprating Approval: 39.5 MGD (2005)
  • Current Capacity: 39.5 MGD
  • Expansion Plans: Phase 1 of a 3-phase, 6-year upgrade and expansion began in 2014; Design on Phase 2 & 3 that will increase maximum capacity to 48 MGD will begin and construction will be contingent on future water demands.
  • Features: In 2003 switched disinfection process from chlorination to chloramination.
  • 12-Month Daily Avg (thru 6/30/16): 17.109 MGD
  • 12-Month Max (thru 6/30/16): 25.256 MGD
  • 12-Month Total (thru 6/30/16): 6261.835 MG
  • Awards: NC AWWA-WEA Walter Courmon Safety Award (2016)