Prep Time: 20 – 30 minutesLearning Time: 50+ minutesAge Range: Upper Elementary and Middle SchoolMaterials: Paper, pencil, toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, rolled paper tubes, straws, cardboard, tape, glue, straws, hair dryer (with adult help) Have you ever wondered how the water from your faucet gets to your house? It is quite the journey,... Continue Reading →
pH Activity Overview: Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Age range: Elementary and Middle School aged learners (can be modified for older or younger learners) Water is everywhere! Water is a part of our everyday life - it can take on many forms, and can be described in many different ways: temperature, the... Continue Reading →
We hope this finds you safe and well during this unique time in history. While most of us find ourselves spending more time at home these days, we are becoming more and more familiar with the world of "distance learning." So while our staff is still working hard 24/7 to bring you safe and clean... Continue Reading →
Charlotte Water encourages all customers to protect plumbing from freezing weather. Did you know that the water in the 4,300 miles of water mains doesn't freeze? But, when temperatures are well below twenty degrees (20o) outside, soils may shift causing an increase in water pipe repairs. Here are a few other reasons why pipes may break:... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
On occasion we conduct smoke testing to detect failures and leaks within the wastewater collection system (sewer pipes) that allow rainwater, creek water and other storm water run-off to enter the system.