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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) -- Tests on a creek that runs beside community in Northwest Charlotte, show the water is not contaminated.
Neighbors in the University Park community met with Mecklenburg County and state officials Tuesday where they learned of the results.
Wanda Dae, who grew up the community, clearly had concerns before hearing the news.
"If the results are contaminated, I will be drinking bottled water."
But both representatives from the North Carolina Division of Waste Management (NCDWM) said there's no need for that after extensive tests on Stewart Creek and its sediments found levels of contaminants were well below laboratory levels.
"If the standard was a thousand, we were at one, " said Carolyn Minnich, with NCDWM.
They first heard complaints from neighbors back in April because of runoff from a nearby quarry and because a developer was looking to build near the creek.
Homeowners also learned the quality of drinking water was never in jeopardy because the neighborhood gets its water from the city, not a well.
"There's a restriction," said Minnich. "You cannot put a well at your land around Stewart Creek in this area."
Dae's glad to hear the good news, but wishes there'd been better communication.
"I think it's sad that we don't have awareness and I'm glad that it's coming out now so people can be aware," she said.
County workers have also cleared debris and other blockage from the creek in hopes it won't jump its banks so easily.
There are also plans to begin a small drainage project in the coming months to help with the flow of water in the creek.