A Growing City Means Growing Treatment Plants

When you reflect on jobs that people are passionate about, wastewater treatment plant operators aren't usually at the top of that list. However, the passion was palpable as I spoke with three employees at the Mallard Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is currently undergoing updates and expansion due to our growing community. They have a... Continue Reading →

Apprenticeship Program Field Operations Boot Camp

Charlotte Water created the City of Charlotte’s first water/wastewater industry apprenticeship program to increase jobs, training, and opportunities for individuals with multiple ​​employment barriers. The apprenticeship program is custom-designed to help individuals achieve the training and experience needed for a successful career at Charlotte Water. Our second cohort of nine apprentices started in July. After... Continue Reading →

1600 W. Morehead St. Water Main Break

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 a water main break near the intersection of W. Morehead St. and Freedom Dr. was reported to 911. Charlotte Fire Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded and quickly alerted Charlotte Water to the situation. Pavement upheaval, areas of low pressure and temporary localized flooding were caused by the... Continue Reading →

May 14 Update: Long Creek Wastewater Spill

After more than two weeks of construction site preparation and stabilizing bypass operations, Charlotte Water is replacing 140 feet of broken wastewater pipe north of 4100 Oakdale Road. Pipe replacement will take at least two days. “Charlotte Water continues to make progress in reducing overflows,” said Cam Coley, spokesperson for Charlotte Water. “Unfortunately in this... Continue Reading →

April 30 Update: Long Creek Wastewater Spill

Bypass Operations Last Wednesday, contractors set up large bypass lines and pumps to capture wastewater from the end of the broken pipe and pump it across the land to the nearest manhole redirecting the waste around the break. Bypass pumping allows staff to replace the pipe without interrupting service to customers or discharging additional wastewater... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Update: Long Creek Wastewater Spill

Bypass Operations Battling additional storms and adverse weather, crews worked through the night Tuesday to set up bypass pumping operations around the break. Two temporary pipes are set up (a 10-inch and 6-inch in diameter) to capture wastewater from the end of the broken pipe and pump it across the land to the nearest manhole... Continue Reading →

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