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Sewer capacity issue fixed, with help from Cabarrus Water & Sewer

Caroline project near Antiquity Bridge can move forward, as well as 3 other projects east of Hwy. 115

July 10. By Dave Vieser. A sewer capacity issue which threatened to delay four major residential developments has been resolved. An agreement between Charlotte Water and Cabarrus County, combined with the completion of several capital improvements, ultimately resolved the capacity issue.

The projects are all east of Main Street/Hwy. 115.

“In our discussions with Charlotte Water, they are now allowing all projects to apply for capacity and connections,” said Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron. “There should be no east side issues at this time for anyone in Cornelius.”

The four projects which faced possible delays were Greenway Gartens, Caroline, Mayes Meadows and new phases of Bailey Forest. Some 800 new homes were impacted.

The resolution of the capacity shortage was effective June 12, according to Charlotte Water which provides sewer services in Northeast Mecklenburg County. “Charlotte Water now has an updated contract with the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC) to receive and treat up to 7.4 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater. That contract also covers some of the hydraulically limited basins which serve northern sections of the county,” according to Cam Coley, Charlotte Water spokesman.

With the capacity issue resolved, developers for the four projects, who previously received the required town rezoning, can now proceed to apply for the required sewer services from Charlotte Water.