Lake Management for Aquatic Weeds – Hydrilla

Charlotte Water owns and operates two drinking water intakes as the water supply for our community; one at Lake Norman and another at Mountain Island Lake. Aquatic weeds can pose a nuisance to water suppliers at their drinking water intakes by clogging pumps or as a biological contaminant that must be treated. There are a... Continue Reading →

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How Charlotte Water Staff Prioritize Leaks

You walk out your door and see a line of water trickling down the street. (great you think, another leak in Charlotte). So you call 311 or send us a tweet to report the leak. Charlotte Water staff thank you for reporting it and say they will repair it. A few days pass by and the... Continue Reading →

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New Hydrant Permit Decal

Blue hydrant permit decals will be expiring on January 31, 2019. Starting February 1st 2019, any individual using a fire hydrant to draw water must have a 2019/2022 Yellow Hydrant Permit Decal located on the back or side of their equipment. The Charlotte Water fire hydrant program provides temporary service for customers in Mecklenburg County... Continue Reading →

Heavy Rains Overwhelm Wastewater System

**updated 9/18/2018 4:25 p.m. with estimated spill volumes Charlotte, NC, September 17, 2018 — On Sunday, September 16, as Tropical Depression Florence moved through the Charlotte metro area, Charlotte Water rapid response crews responded to multiple locations for sanitary sewer overflows (SSO). Heavy rains inundated the sanitary sewer system in eight locations causing wastewater to... Continue Reading →

Water Treatment Plants are Award Winning, Again!

Congratulations to staff from Vest, Franklin and Lee Dukes Water Treatment Plants for receiving the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Program Certificate for 2017.  The AWOP certificate was created in 2000 through a joint program between the EPA and states to help drinking water systems meet successively more stringent regulations and achieve higher levels of... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life: Dispatch Operator

Summer intern Jake Dube continues his adventure. This time, Jake sits in with dispatch operator Lester Gray. Jake picked his brain and learned what it means to work dispatch for Charlotte Water. You remember that one kid in school that seemed to know EVERYTHING? Every school activity, everyone's summer plans, even your secret crush? Well, that... Continue Reading →

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