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. Charlotte Water will oversee the design, permitting, and construction of the new Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility, as well as manage the daily facility operations and provide wastewater treatment services for their regional partners.
By forming a regional partnership, Charlotte Water, the City of Mount Holly, 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 Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility will be owned and operated by Charlotte Water and will ultimately treat wastewater flows from the existing Charlotte Water service areas in northwestern Mecklenburg County, as well as the City of Mount Holly and the City of Belmont under an intra-governmental service agreement with these municipalities.
The City of Mount Holly and the City of Belmont will both decommission their respective existing wastewater treatment facilities, and both construct new pumping stations located on their respective existing treatment plant sites. The new pumping stations located in Belmont and Mount Holly will be connected to the Charlotte Water’s wastewater collection system through newly constructed force mains. The City of Mount Holly and the City of Belmont have both signed detailed wastewater treatment service agreements with Charlotte Water.