What are disinfection byproducts?

Disinfection byproducts (DBP) are formed in our distribution system when chlorine used to disinfect drinking water reacts with naturally occurring organic matter in your water. There are many types of DBP including TTHM (trihalomethane), HAA5 (haloacetic acid), bromate and chlorite.  In all there are 9 types of DBP and 5 are regulated by the North... Continue Reading →

Turbidity

Turbidity is a key water quality measurement taken at our treatment plants, fire hydrants and sampling stations throughout the 4,300 miles of drinking water pipes. Turbidity is the measure of the cloudiness of the water. Generally, it comes from soil runoff. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of the effectiveness of the filtration system. If turbidity... Continue Reading →

Chlorine And Your Drinking Water

To ensure harmful bacteria does not grow during the sometimes very long trip from the treatment plant to your home,  we add a very small amount of chlorine to keep the water disinfected and safe to drink. Your water averages about 1.3 parts per million (ppm) of chlorine when it leaves the treatment plant and... Continue Reading →

Mallard Water Tower Legacy Project

In celebration of Charlotte’s 250th birthday, Charlotte Water has branded a water tank for the first time ever in the history of the utility. The signage on the Mallard Water Tank will serve as a gateway upon entering the city from I-85, welcoming visitors.    

McAlpine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is Platinum…Again

Each year, NACWA recognizes the commitment, innovation and achievements of individuals and public agencies in the clean water community through their Award Programs. NACWA stands for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. Each year NACWA presents their Peak Performance Awards. The Peak Performance Awards recognizes NACWA member agency facilities for excellence in permit compliance.... Continue Reading →

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