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Irwin Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Built in 1927, the Irwin Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is a natural part of Mecklenburg County's history. It was built as a twin plant to the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

At each of our five wastewater treatment plants, State-certified wastewater treatment plant operators work 24 hours a day, 365 days per year -- constantly sampling, measuring and testing the wastewater to ensure its safety.

Check out this wastewater plant's recent awards.

In 1996, the plant made more than local history when it received national attention. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities beat out seven national and international private sector companies for operation of both the Irwin Creek Plant and the Vest Water Treatment Plant.

Utilities' winning bid, $4.2 million over the course of the five-year contract, marked the first time a public sector successfully competed against the private sector. 


Water Treatment Plant 

4000 Westmont Drive, Charlotte 28217

Call 311 or 704-336-7600 if you have general or billing questions. Call 704-336-2570 only if you need to reach someone at this plant.

Native flowers
Staff planted native flowers as part of the Wildlife and Industry Together (WAIT) program.  The project consists of landscaping areas to encourage butterfly and bird habitats.