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 leak still hasn’t been fixed. You wonder, what is the deal? Continue reading How Charlotte Water Prioritizes Leaks
Up ahead is a broken water main. To pass time you… Continue reading Top 5 Things Charlotteans Do When Sitting in Traffic Because of a Water Main Break
Charlotte is not known for its historic buildings. It’s been said by many that Charlotte bulldozes its history, but that is not always the case. One of our very own buildings, the Vest Water Treatment Plant (Vest), has been considered a historic landmark by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. This 1920’s architectural style building has been a landmark on Beatties Ford Road for almost a century! It’s also been an anchor for growth.Continue reading What’s So Cool About the Vest Water Treatment Plant?
One of the more useful and effective techniques used in the water industry is to open a hydrant to let water flow. Referred to as “flushing”, it is often seen as a waste of water especially when conservation is so important. However, flushing hydrants is one of the most important things Charlotte Water does to ensure that water used by businesses, industries, hospitals, residents, and firefighters are safe, clean and reliable. Continue reading Why is There Water, Water Everywhere?