NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Fire Services and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is partnering to enhance firefighting efficiency
Utilizing existing water lines, construction crews will soon begin installing 30 fire hydrants to serve the Barnard’s Landing, Silva Terra and Silver Lake communities. The project is estimated to cost $145,000 and is being funded through the use of fire tax funds.
“Firefighters work hard to put fires out as quickly as possible, but that is often a challenge when the nearest hydrant is far away,” said New Hanover County Fire Chief Donnie Hall. “The installation of these hydrants will increase our operational efficiency with greater access to water and by reducing the number of resources committed to fire related responses,” Chief Hall added.
The hydrants are being installed by KBS Construction and are expected to be operational by October 1, 2014.
Fire tax funds are also being used to supplement funding for additional fire hydrants along the Bald Eagle Lane waterline extension project in the Porter’s Neck community. The fire service tax district has contributed $256,000 towards the projects total cost to support the installation of fire hydrants.
The Bald Eagle Lane waterline extension project is being managed by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and installed by T&H Construction.
Deputy Fire Chief