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Wastewater spill in Lake Norman

March 29. Charlotte Water crews responded to a wastewater overflow in Cornelius caused by a pump failure. An estimated 458 gallons reached Lake Norman near 21242 Blakely Shores Drive.

“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 break down in the sewer system and can contribute to clogging.”


· 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.