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Wastewater spill off Nantz

Feb. 19. Charlotte Water crews responded to a wastewater overflow near Yachtman Drive which is between Ramsey Creek Park and Jetton Park. Out of about 300 gallons that spilled due to a pipe failure, 150 gallons reached Lake Norman.

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

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.