Do you know if drought affects the amount of water LCFWSA can draw from the CF River?

County Answer: Drought conditions can play a factor in the amount of water drawn to the Cape Fear River. However, the current advisories are not due to the flow levels in the river, but rather, due to ability of the existing infrastructure to convey and treat the water at these peak demand levels. The Northwest Water Treatment Plant Capacity Expansion Project and the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority Parallel Raw Water Main project are scheduled to be sufficiently completed prior to next summer to alleviate these capacity concerns.

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1. What is causing this water shortage?
2. How long is the stage 1 conservation effort expected to last?
3. Are residents in danger of running out of water?
4. What triggers the need for water conservation? What would trigger a stage 2 alert and what would be the effects then?
5. Has the increased growth in Brunswick County created water shortage issues?
6. Can you tell me a bit about where the county gets its water? Is LCFWSA the main source? Are there others?
7. Do you know if drought affects the amount of water LCFWSA can draw from the CF River?
8. Are there any updates on the additional pipeline LCFWSA is adding? When it is scheduled to go online, etc.?