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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Something To Be Grateful For

We're grateful for our Charlotte Water employees who work 24/7/365 so that the rest of us can enjoy the holiday. As you sit down for your Thanksgiving meal and you are pondering a unique thing to be thankful for, you can be grateful for running water and safely managed sanitation. According to the WHO and... Continue Reading →

A Growing City Means Growing Treatment Plants

When you reflect on jobs that people are passionate about, wastewater treatment plant operators aren't usually at the top of that list. However, the passion was palpable as I spoke with three employees at the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is currently undergoing updates and expansion due to our growing community. They have a... Continue Reading →

The Value of Water

Charlotte Water participated in the US Water Alliance's national awareness campaign called Imagine a Day Without Water by producing a series of short videos that highlight the value of water in our region and the collaboration needed to plan for things like droughts, emergencies and even the extensive growth happening in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Our region has... Continue Reading →

Charlotte Water Highlights Our History

Charlotte Water Adds Uplights to Our Historical Vest Water Tower in Collaboration with McCrorey Neighborhood Considered a hallmark of water facilities of the 20th century and lauded for ingenuity in function and design, the Vest Water Station symbolizes over 100 years of water and urban development history in Charlotte. In 1990, Vest Water Station received... Continue Reading →

Award-Winning Utility: Utility of the Future Today

We’re honored to be recognized by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) as a Utility of the Future Today! This is Charlotte Water’s fifth time receiving this recognition, and we are one of 34 utilities being recognized in 2022. This program recognizes utilities that exhibit sustainability and resilience in the communities they serve. Earlier this week,... Continue Reading →

Angela Charles Selected as 2022 WEF Fellow

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Angela Charles as a member of the class of 2022 WEF Fellows. Angela is one of 14 distinguished members in the 2022 class. This prestigious designation honors members’ contributions to the water sector as well as their professional achievements and stature. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas... Continue Reading →

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 →

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