Wastewater from customers in Long Creek and Paw Creek Basins are currently pumped to Pineville. Click here for PDF. For more information, click here to email.
For the last several decades, the area near where Long Creek empties into the Catawba River has been examined as the site of a potential wastewater treatment plant.
In 2007 a wastewater master plan identified the need for additional wastewater capacity for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department system including a new facility to serve the western portion of the county. Currently, wastewater from western Mecklenburg County is pumped about 25 miles to the McAlpine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Pineville.
Work was initiated in 2007-2008 to find a collaborative, regional approach to wastewater treatment in the area. Considering the subsequent slowdown in local growth and other impacts of the recession, current plans call for:
- finalizing and submitting the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the State
- establishing agreements with partnering organizations; and
- re-evaluating the facility construction timetable based on more recent growth trends
and capacity requirement projections.
The latest update to Charlotte City Council on July 25, 2011 outlines this approach and an agreement with the Town of Belmont. The stakeholder group also received this update on October 27, 2011.