This year, Charlotte Water completed construction on a system at McAlpine Wastewater Treatment Plant that captures and converts methane gas (a byproduct of wastewater treatment) into a fuel for electricity production and useful heat.
Hi, everyone! The Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners have been invited by Charlotte Water to provide a short series of blog posts to explore ‘Xeriscaping’ in our gardens and discover which plants are more drought tolerant for the upcoming heat of summer. (additional articles: Drought Tolerant Flowers and Grasses, Drought Tolerant Shrubs and Perennials, and Top 10 Ways to... Continue Reading →
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 →
After more than two weeks of construction site preparation and stabilizing bypass operations, Charlotte Water is replacing 140 feet of broken wastewater pipe north of 4100 Oakdale Road. Pipe replacement will take at least two days. “Charlotte Water continues to make progress in reducing overflows,” said Cam Coley, spokesperson for Charlotte Water. “Unfortunately in this... Continue Reading →
Daren Thompson is a field investigator specialist, which means he works with residential customers to determine what’s causing unusually high bills.
Before any water bill goes out, there is a long process involving a lot of people, all to make sure each bill is accurate and sent on time.
We go out in the field to find out how Charlotte Water ensures our water is safe – across Mecklenburg County.
We’re starting with the first steps in the process, where we pull water from the lakes and treat it before it enters the distribution system.
Bypass Operations Last Wednesday, contractors set up large bypass lines and pumps to capture wastewater from the end of the broken pipe and pump it across the land to the nearest manhole redirecting the waste around the break. Bypass pumping allows staff to replace the pipe without interrupting service to customers or discharging additional wastewater... Continue Reading →
Bypass Operations Battling additional storms and adverse weather, crews worked through the night Tuesday to set up bypass pumping operations around the break. Two temporary pipes are set up (a 10-inch and 6-inch in diameter) to capture wastewater from the end of the broken pipe and pump it across the land to the nearest manhole... Continue Reading →