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Wastewater spill on Davidson Street larger than first reported

Feb. 22. Charlotte Water crews responded to a wastewater overflow today near 21300 Davidson Street in Cornelius. At first it was estimated that 21 gallons reached Lake Norman; around noon Charlotte Water upgraded the spill to 520 gallons. A blockage of paper caused the overflow.

Other wastewater spills this past year:

2,695 gallons on Queensdale in December

150 gallons on Yachtman Drive in February

458 gallons on Blakely Shores in March

405 gallons on Paradise Cove in June

200 gallons on Paradise Cove in July

50 gallons on Peninsula Club in September

2,695 gallons on Queensdale in December

Anything beyond toilet tissue put in plumbing or a manhole can cause wastewater overflows, even some products labeled as flushable.

Suspect A Sewage Spill? Call 311 or 704-336-7600.