Schedule

The Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility will be carried out in two main project implementation phases. The first phase is currently underway and scheduled for completion in 2024. In this phase, three components will be constructed:

  1. Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility with a capacity to process up to 15 million gallons of wastewater per day
  2. New pumping facilities to bring Mount Holly wastewater flows to Charlotte Water
  3. New pumping facilities to bring Belmont wastewater flows to Charlotte Water

The future phase 2 will expand the facility’s wastewater treatment capacity to be able to process 25 million gallons of wastewater per day.

Click through the timeline below to learn about past project achievements and upcoming milestones.

Project Timeline

Activities to Date

Future activities

  • Charlotte Water developed a Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Plan. This Plan recommended a regional wastewater management strategy and new wastewater facility to serve the Long Creek Basin.
  • Charlotte Water and Mount Holly began the Environmental Impact Statement process to explore construction alternatives for a wastewater treatment plant to serve the Long Creek Basin.
  • Meetings with a broad range of stakeholders were conducted from summer 2007 through spring 2008 to provide input on the project.
  • The project team conducted the environmental review for the Environmental Impact Statement.
  • Intra-governmental service agreements with Mount Holly and Belmont were being drafted.
  • Project schedule was revised to account for reduced wastewater demand projections due to slowed development during the economic recession.
  • Belmont City Council approved intra-governmental service agreement with Charlotte Water outlining key components of the partnership.
  • The first draft of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published. The EIS identified the current location as best site for the future facility
  • Mount Holly City Council approved intra-governmental service agreement with Charlotte Water outlining key components of the partnership.
  • Charlotte Water purchased site for the new wastewater treatment facility.
  • The second draft of the EIS was published and submitted to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ).
  • NC DEQ issued a Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement.
  • The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Application for the Long Creek WWTP was submitted to NC DEQ.
  • Mount Holly and City of Charlotte enter into an interlocal agreement
  • The facility was official named the Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility in honor of former Charlotte Water director Joseph C. Stowe Jr.
  • Belmont City Council approved interlocal agreement with Charlotte Water to create “a regional wastewater treatment interconnect.”
  • Charlotte Water formed a Community Stakeholder Committee to ensure that public issues and concerns are communicated and understood during the design phase.
  • Construction of pumping facilities to bring Mount Holly wastewater flows to Charlotte Water
  • Construction of Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility
  • Construction of pumping facilities to bring Belmont wastewater flows to Charlotte Water