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Charlotte Water Five Edition

Here is what most people think we do; provide you clean and safe drinking water and treat the wastewater that leaves your house. While this is absolutely true, we also do so much more!

In recognition of the popular Charlotte Five daily email and website, we are presenting:

5 THINGS CHARLOTTE WATER DOES THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW WE DID

  1. Manage a Backflow group  so non-potable water doesn’t get in the drinking water by accident (“Never cross the streams”)
  2. Competitively manage a nationally-recognized laboratory to test everything from metals to bacteria (We KNOW your drinking water is safe because we see the things that humans can’t)
  3. Work 24/7 even on Thanksgiving and other holidays (Because the flow never stops)
  4. Provide water for fire-fighting (One of the top reasons the utility was formed more than 100 years ago)
  5. Turn sewage smells (natural gas) into power, enough power to run parts of the treatment plant. We call that Poo Power!