The City of Monroe Water Resources Department responded to a sanitary sewer spill on Monday, September 18, 2023. 

There is no risk to the City water supply.  

The spill was coming from a sewer force main located in the 4100 block of Secrest Short Cut Rd. The spill was caused by a pipe failure on the sewer force main.

The following spill was reported to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on September 18, 2023:

4100 Blk Secrest Short Cut Rd. Pipe Failure 1,800 gallons Storm drainage ditch that leads to Stewart Creek


State regulations require that any spill of untreated wastewater greater than 1,000 gallons be reported to the NC Department of Environmental Quality within 24 hours, and that information be broadcast to all electronic and print media covering the county where the spill occurred. 

Citizens are asked to report any suspected sanitary sewer overflow or problem to the City’s Water Resources Department at (704) 282-4601. ?