The Public Works Commission (PWC) Watershed staff manages four lakes and a wetland pond – Bonnie Doone Lake, Kornbow Lake, Mintz Pond, Glenville Lake and Mallard Creek Wetland Pond. These areas are part of the Fayetteville drinking water supply watershed. The PWC staff co-manages Big Cross Creek and portions of the Cape Fear River. Out-flow from Lake Glenville is the Little Cross Creek.
Fayetteville’s current Watershed Management Program was established in January 1990 to ensure high quality water supplies for PWC’s water plants. PWC has two water treatment plants, the P.O. Hoffer Water Treatment Facility, which is located on the Cape Fear River, and the Glenville Lake Water Treatment Facility, which is located on Glenville Lake in the Little Cross Creek Watershed. PWC also operates a pump station on Big Cross Creek, which can pump up to one million gallons of water per day to the Glenville Lake Water Treatment Facility.