Posted on 12 July 2012.
Updated 10:40 a.m. A pump failed at the Lee Dukes water treatment plant in Huntersville Thursday morning, knocking out service or reducing water pressure in some areas, Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities said.
Residents began seeing problems before 7 a.m. As of 8:49 a.m., the pump had been repaired and water pressure “should be returing to normal,” CMU spokeswoman Karen Whichard said. The plant is off N.C. 73 in Huntersville, at 7980 Babe Stillwell Road, and serves Davidson, Huntersville and Cornelius.
Residents in Cornelius and Davidson reported problems earlier Thursday morning. Areas affected included neighborhoods off and along North and South Main Street, Griffith Street, Concord Road (including the St. Alban’s and McConnell neighborhoods), N.C. 115 in Cornelius, and in the Antiquity Cornelius neighborhood off South Street, according to residents who contacted CorneliusNews.net. Davidson College also saw low pressure, CMU said.
CMU did not say how widespread the water outage was.
Ms. Whichard said CMU crews will be flushing hydrants Thursday in the area, a standard procedure when a pressure drop occurs,
Water problems reported around town Thurs. morning
Residents around Davidson and in the Antiquity neighborhood of Cornelius are reporting their water is out or they have low water pressure. Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities is investigating the complaints, and county operators are telling residents that there are water main breaks in our area.
At just after 8 a.m., a Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities spokeswoman said she had not heard any reports of water main breaks. We’re hoping to hear back from her shortly.
We’ve put the word out via email, telephone and our Facebook page to find out where the problem is. So far, readers on South Street, Walnut Street, off South Street in Antiquity Cornelius, in Spinnaker Point (off I-77 exit 30) and on North Main Street all are reporting they are without water or have very low pressure.
We’ll post more information when we get it. If you’re seeing problems, post a comment below or email me email@example.com.