Photography ~ Lake Glenville– A Fayetteville, North Carolina Drinking Water Source, 11/21

Do you know where our drinking water comes from?

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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.

Okay, now you know a bit more about our tap [drinking] water sources. Please see this PWC Watershed Management Article for more. I have posted other pictures of Lake Glenville [dawn] and [late afternoon]. I also took pictures of the lake in 2014 when the spillway was under renovation.

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