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Mecklenburg County's three lakes provide some of the region's most beautiful scenery. The lakes also provide special opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming. 

In the past couple of decades, new construction of homes and businesses along or near the lakes has flourished.  

Even Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents who don't live on a lake or enjoy time on the water still are impacted by our lakes.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities pumps an average of 100 million gallons of water from Mountain Island Lake and Lake Norman daily to serve the Charlotte area.  The water is treated, then piped into homes and businesses as drinking water.

 a sailboat on the lake

Lake Norman

Mountain Island Lake

Lake Wylie

What's the water quality of Mecklenburg County's three lakes?

How water quality in our lakes affects you—wherever you live

Keeping lakes from becoming polluted

Lake Water Quality Regulations and Manuals