Cape Fear Valley Medical Center
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is the robust, 483 bed regional medical center of Cape Fear Valley Health was in need of an emergency water supply system to ensure continuous operations during a municipal water outage.
In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit southeastern North Carolina and knocked out all water pressure to the medical center for nearly a week. Bottled water was brought in by the truckloads and toilets had to be flushed by hauling buckets of water.
In 2017, Onsite Water began its exclusive process to study, design, install, and maintain (SDIM) an emergency water supply system (EWSS) to provide the complete water needs of the hospital during emergency outages. The installed system is comprised of multiple wells, filtration equipment, disinfection equipment and over 20,000 gallons of potable water storage. It can provide water to the hospital at over 200 gallons a minute.
“We’re really excited about the new system,” said James Bullard (pictured), Cape Fear Valley Health’s Emergency Management Coordinator, “especially since all the water will be potable.”