Life in 1927 vs. 2017
No one can dispute that a lot has changed in 90 years. One thing that hasn’t changed is Charlotte Water’s commitment to safeguarding public health and protecting our waterways. Our twin wastewater treatment plants, Sugar Creek and Irwin Creek are celebrating their 90th birthday this year (they were built in 1927). While these two plants have expanded and advanced in technology throughout the last 90 years, they continue to be an award-winning treatment plant that serves the Charlotte community 24/7.
Let’s compare the world in 1927 to now.
|President: Calvin Coolidge||President: Donald Trump|
|Top Film: The Jazz Singer
||Top Film: Beauty and the Beast
|Top Song: Ain’t She Sweet by Gene Austin
|Top Song: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
|Average Household Income: $1,358||Average Household Income: $56,516|
|Gallon of milk cost: $0.56||Gallon of milk cost: $3.30|
|Gallon of Gas: $0.21||Gallon of Gas: $2.32|
|Postage Stamp: $0.02||Postage Stamp: $0.49|
|Top Book: The Complete Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
||Top Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of A Family and Culture in Crisis By J.D. Vance
|Top Baby Name: Robert (m) Mary (f)||Top Baby Name: Liam (m) Emma (f)|
|Average College Cost per year: $400||Average College Cost per year: $33,480|