1,100 gallons of sewage spill into tributary of McAlpine Creek

About 1,100 gallons of sewage spilled Saturday into Campbell Creek, a tributary of McAlpine Creek off East W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte Water reported.

“A majority of sanitary sewer overflows can be prevented with your help,” Charlotte Water spokesman Cam Coley said in a news release announcing the spill.

“Anything put in plumbing or a manhole can cause sanitary sewer overflows, spilling raw sewage into your street, your creek or even your own home,” Coley said. “Even products labeled as ‘flushable’ do not break down in the sewer system and can contribute to clogging.”

Anyone who suspects a sewage spill in Mecklenburg County should call 311 or 704-336-7600.

Joe Marusak