But it says "flushable."

So, you've run out of toilet paper and resorted to only using wipes. But it's okay because you are using "flushable" wipes, right? Nope! Unfortunately, the word "flushable" doesn't mean what you think it means... Flushable wipes do not break down Toilet paper is specifically made to break down as it travels to the wastewater... Continue Reading →

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Grease Free Gets a Face Lift

All utilities have an educational campaign to educate their customers about sanitary sewer overflows (read: wastewater spilling up over manholes into backyards, neighborhoods, creeks, and streams, GROSS). As terrible as these are, they are entirely avoidable if you avoid putting items down the drain that will cause clogs in the pipes. These items include: Grease... Continue Reading →

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Central Avenue Pipe Repair Update

https://videopress.com/v/WErqlY8J?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true On Thursday, July 7th, a customer called about a manhole on Central Avenue. A rapid response crew was dispatched to investigate Thursday morning and found that the manhole needed a new top and interior cleaning due to grease build-up. Crews returned Friday and additional investigations found that the wastewater pipe was leaking 17 feet... Continue Reading →

New Hydrant Permit Decal 2022 – 2024

Any individual using a fire hydrant to draw water must have a 2022-2024 Green 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 for authorized use of public fire hydrants. Hydrants are part of the water distribution system... Continue Reading →

Employee Spotlight: O’Brien Walls

This employee spotlight features Flemming "O'Brien" Walls who just celebrated 40 years of working for Charlotte Water. O'Brien currently works as a Planner Scheduler in the Field Operations Division, and in this Q&A session, he shares with us what his career path has looked like over these past 40 years, and recognizes those who have... Continue Reading →

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