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Broken pipe results in wastewater spill off John Connor

April 30. Roughly 150 gallons of wastewater spilled into Lake Norman near 18649 John Connor Road this morning. Charlotte Water crews completed the repair earlier today.

“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.”

Waste rules:

·  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, 24 hours-a-day.