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): 8.814 MGD
  • 12-Month Daily Max (thru 6/30/16): 14.882 MGD
  • 12-Month Total (thru 6/30/16): 3217.253 MG
  • Awards: NC AWWA-WEA Walter Courmon Safety Award (2016); NCDEQ State Area Wide Optimization Program Award (2017)

 

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; Phase 1A was completed in January of 2017.  Phase 1B will be completed by December of 2017.  The design of Phase 2 is currently underway.  Phase 2, when complete will increase maximum capacity to 48 MGD.  Construction on Phase 2 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)