McAlpine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is Platinum…Again

Each year, NACWA recognizes the commitment, innovation and achievements of individuals and public agencies in the clean water community through their Award Programs. NACWA stands for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. Each year NACWA presents their Peak Performance Awards. The Peak Performance Awards recognizes NACWA member agency facilities for excellence in permit compliance. Award recipients are recognized at NACWA’s Utility Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting.

Charlotte Water’s largest wastewater treatment plant, McAlpine Creek received a Platinum Award for the 10th straight year. The Platinum Award recognizes the water agencies who demonstrated 100% compliance with permits over a consecutive five-year period.

As Charlotte Water’s largest wastewater management plant, McAlpine has a daily treatment capacity of 64 million gallons per day (MGD).  Charlotte Water has five wastewater treatment plants that treat an average of 88 Million gallons of wastewater per day, combined.

In addition to McAlpine Creek, McDowell Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant also received the NACWA Peak Performance Platinum Award. Mallard, Irwin and Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plants received the gold award. For a full list of awards given to Charlotte Water, visit our website.

Ever wondered how we treat your wastewater?


Waste water treatment travels from your home, place of business or school through 4,300 miles of wastewater pipes to our treatment plants. The wastewater is separated into liquids and solids. The liquids are cleaned and put back into our creeks and streams, the solids are converted to biosolids.  Biosolids are nutrient-rich byproducts of wastewater treatment.

Whether it’s at McAlpine or at our four other wastewater treatment plants, staff at Charlotte Water work around the clock to make sure your wastewater is treated safely and properly. We are platinum strong!