Locust works to fix sewer emergency

Published 12:23 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

Locust City Manager Cesar Correa sent a letter to city business owners Thursday morning regarding a sewer emergency. Below is the letter:

Dear Locust Business Owner,
This letter is to notify you of a sewer emergency currently taking place in Locust. In the early hours of Thursday, January 11, 2024 the Meadow Creek Vacuum Station experienced a power outage followed by an apparent electrical fire. As a result, the control panel for the station is
currently inoperable, which prohibits the operation of the Meadow Creek Vacuum Station.
Locust Public Works, private contractors and the Stanly County Fire Marshal arrived on-site earlier today to assess the damage. As of 10:30 am on Thursday, January 11, 2024 the station remains inoperable.
You are receiving this letter because your business is serviced by the Meadow Creek Vacuum Station. At this time. sewer service is unavailable to your business. I understand the disruption this causes to your establishment, and I urge you to please close your doors until the station is back online.
Operating your establishment without sewer service risks sewer backflows causing damage to your establishment.
Businesses and homeowners impacted by this emergency will continue to receive updates as new information becomes available. Our staff is diligently working on restoring service as soon as possible.
I apologize for any inconvenience this creates for your establishment. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at 704-888-5260 ext. 101.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this emergency.