Charlotte Water Responds to Wastewater Spill in Long Creek

April 24, 2018 – Charlotte Water (CLTWater) crews responded to a broken wastewater pipe near Oakdale Road, at the confluence of McIntyre Creek and Long Creek on April 23rd. Crews are working to estimate gallons that may have reached Long Creek, part of the Catawba River Watershed.

30″ Wastewater Pipe at the bank of Long Creek

A wastewater pipe was 50 feet from the creek bank, a fallen tee eroded the creek bank and caused the 30″ 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.

This spill does not affect drinking water.

Updates will follow with details as they are available.


This video was taken by crews yesterday evening.