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Posts from the ‘Conservation’ Category

Charlotte Water Is The First Utility in the Region to Turn Waste Into Electricity

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.

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Will We Run Out of water?

The short answer is no, not if we continue on a sustainable path and practice conservation. But what does that actually mean? And how do we know we won't run out.

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Save Water While it Gets Hotter

It's finally summer. So we thought of five more ways to conserve water this summer. Keep these in mind while you keep cool on these hot days.

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Pledge to be Bottle Free in CMGC

With the release of our annual Water Quality Report also comes the initiative “Bottle free in CMGC (Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.)”

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Five New Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Since 2001, water consumption for an average family of four in Mecklenburg County has gone down from 11 Ccfs (8,228 gallons) per 30-day billing cycle to 7 Ccf’s (5,236 gallons) per 30-day billing cycle. We attribute this to increased water conservation measures as well as the installation of more efficient appliances and irrigation systems. Read more

Have A High Water Bill? Read This.

September bills with August consumption should start arriving in mailboxes this week. You may be surprised at how much your bill is if you irrigate.  Irrigation can take a 6 ccf (1 ccf=748 gallons) customer to 40 ccf in one month. Read more

Drought Tolerant Shrubs and Perennials

This is the last in a series of articles about drought resistant plants and xeriscaping from the Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners.  Read more

Drought Tolerant Flowers and Grasses

This is the third in our series of guest articles from the Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners.  Read more