FLOOD-PRONE ZONES

Flood Prone Zones

If you live or work in low-lying areas (refer to the map, below) please be aware you may encounter issues during heavy rain events in the next few days.

The purpose of this map is to make homeowners/business owners in these areas more aware and to take caution while driving. Be prepared to take an alternate route.

Remember 6-12 inches of water is all it takes to take you down or flood your car.

The On-Call 24 hr Emergency # for Water and Sewer problems 980-522-0202.

Here are some of the locations in Mount Holly that have flooded during severe weather events in the past:

• Woodlawn Ave. (next to the mill)
Type of Impact: traffic
Alternate Route: Take B Ave to Meller St. (runs parallel to Woodlawn, behind the mill). You can either take a right on Madison Street or follow out to Hawthorne Street.

• Belton and Maple / area before bridge
Type of Impact: traffic and residential

• Behind the DMV and Pawn Shop
Type of Impact: traffic and business

• Belmont Mount Holly Road
Type of Impact: traffic and business
Typically you will see lots of standing water across the road in this location.

• Brook Lane and Old Mine Road
Type of Impact: traffic and residential

• West Central (in front of Charlie's and Sidetrax)
Type of Impact: traffic and business

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STORMWATER POLLUTION

Every time it rains, stormwater is carried directly to our surface waters. That means that stormwater pollution can have detrimental effects to our creeks, ponds, and the Catawba River into which it drains. Stormwater can carry sediment, trash, automotive fluids like used oil and antifreeze, grass clippings, leaves, yard waste, excess fertilizers, animal waste, pesticides and anything else that gets in its way.
TO PREVENT STORMWATER POLLUTION:

  • Report spills, dumping or suspected water pollution to 704-827-3931
  • Never dump anything down a storm drain or in ditches or creeks.
  • Clear clogged storm drains. Blocked drains cause drainage problems.
  • Redirect roof gutters to lawns, natural areas or rain gardens.
  • Sweep up yard debris instead of washing it away.
  • Take used oil, paint and other household hazardous waste to recycling centers.
  • Use a compost bin to turn yard waste into a useful gardening product.
  • Use fertilizers sparingly and sweep up driveways, sidewalks, and gutters.
  • Take your car to a car wash instead of washing it on the driveway.
  • Replant bare areas to avoid soil erosion.

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