October 24, 2017 – Charlotte Water (CLTWater) crews responded to a broken wastewater pipe east of E. Mallard Creek Church Road, downstream of Kirk Farm Field Park on October 24th. Crews are working to estimate gallons that may have reached Mallard Creek.
CLTWater staff at the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant observed lower than normal amounts of wastewater coming into the plant. Staff began checking manholes and pipes upstream to look for a cause of the lower flows. A broken pipe was discovered upstream of the plant in Mallard Creek. A fallen tree across the pipe has caused a 36” wastewater pipe to break, possibly due to Monday evening’s storm.
Charlotte Water is currently notifying downstream residents, mobilizing crews and resources to control the spill, and make repairs.
Updates will follow with details as they are available.
Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is located in the Yadkin-PeeDee River basin.