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Water Reclamation Plant (Wastewater Treatment)

Have you heard the news? 
The City of Mount Holly is constructing a new wastewater pump station and installing approximately 9,400 linear feet of sewer force main along the southeast portion of the City. The pipeline will be constructed from the new pump station behind the Stowe Family YMCA to the Mount Holly Wastewater Treatment Plant. The new wastewater facilities will serve current and future growth in the South Gateway area. Work is scheduled to begin in July 2021 and will take approximately one year to complete.

Access the map here.

During construction, you will likely encounter temporary lane closures and detours within the project area. Access for local residents will be provided. Please be assured that disturbed areas will be restored as quickly as possible and efforts will be taken to minimize inconveniences during construction.
For questions contact the City of Mount Holly:
704.951.0074 Ext 1006
For emergencies call 911 and the dispatcher will contact the operator on duty.  

Mount Holly Pump Station & Force Main Project
Charlotte Water is partnering with the City of Mount Holly and the City of Belmont to implement a regional partnership for future wastewater management to serve communities in northwestern Mecklenburg County and eastern Gaston County. 

By forming a regional partnership, the City of Mount Holly,  Charlotte Water, and the City of Belmont will each be able to provide more cost-effective and environmentally-conscious wastewater management services to their residents and customers, while also ensuring that they have the necessary infrastructure and treatment capacity to manage future wastewater flow projections.

 The City of Mount Holly will decommission the existing wastewater treatment facilities, and a new pumping station located on the WWTP site will be connected to the Charlotte Water’s wastewater collection system through newly constructed force mains. These force mains will be 40-ft. below the Catawba River water surface. 

Water Reclamation Facility (Wastewater Treatment Plant)
Each year, the City of Mount Holly performs over 37,000 measurements and chemical analyses to comply with permit requirements, treat your wastewater, and safely return it to the environment. The City's staff of highly trained and certified operators is committed to the goal of providing our wastewater customers with efficient and cost-effective wastewater disposal. We continue to improve our collection and treatment processes to protect you and the environment from the potential harm of inadequately treated wastewater.

The City also has an effective Sewer Use Ordinance that sets forth requirements for direct and indirect contributors into our wastewater collection and treatment system and enables the City to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws. Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional establishments, particularly food preparation and serving facilities are subject to the conditions of The City’s FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) Control Ordinance.

sharp-logo_001The City's Wastewater Treatment Plant received the 2013 and 2015 SHARP Public Sector Award given by the North Carolina Department of Labor.

The North Carolina Clean Water Act of 1999 requires the City of Mount Holly to provide an annual report to its customers and to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) to summarize the sewage treatment works and collection system's performance over the last year.  If you have any questions concerning our wastewater system or this report, please contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant operations at (704) 827-4261. Read this year's report here

 Doug Shoutd

Division Manager, Water Reclamation/Wastewater Treatment Plant 
ORC Backflow Prevention
Phone: (704) 827-4261


Who should I call if I see a sewer overflow?
During normal business hours (Monday –Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM): (704) 827-3931
After normal business hours (Holidays and Weekends): 24-Hour On-Call (980) 522-0202

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