Charlotte Water Quickly Responds To Wastewater Spill At Mt. Island Lake

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Water crews responded to a wastewater overflowing on Mt. Isle Harbor Drive on October 25th.

An estimated 50 gallons reached Mountain Isle Harbor Lake.  The overflow was caused by pipe failure due to tree roots.

“A majority of wastewater overflows can be prevented with your help,” said Cam Coley, spokesperson at Charlotte Water. “Anything put in plumbing or a manhole can cause wastewater overflows, spilling raw sewage into your street, your creek or even inside your own home. Even products labeled as ‘flushable’ do not breakdown in the sewer system and can contribute to clogging.”

How You Can Help:

· Toss in the trash: paper towels, wipes, hair, cotton swabs, feminine products, dental floss, coffee grounds, and excess food.

· Toss in the toilet: only toilet paper.

· Drain in the sink: soap suds, small amounts of foods from plate, and liquids.

· Take to a full-service recycling center: used and expired oils and grease.

Suspect A Sewage Spill? Call 311 or 704-336-7600. We respond 24 hours-a-day.