Wastewater Performance and Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Charlotte Water (CLTWater) collects wastewater from approximately 287,499 homes and businesses throughout the county. Wastewater is collected and directed (via gravity flow supported by sewage lift stations) to one of six CLTWater wastewater treatment plants. Charlotte Water successfully collects and treats 99.9 percent of the more than 31 billion gallons of wastewater the community produced each year. CLTWater responds to and clears sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in our community.


Overflows Map

Environmental Quality Sewer System Map

Overflow Prevention


The annual wastewater report for the fiscal year 2024 (July 2023 – June 2024) will be online by September 2024. Past wastewater reports: