Hundreds of Charlotte Water employees are part of that journey, and during National Drinking Water Week, May 7-13, we celebrate and recognize the vital role water plays in our community.
Posts from the ‘Education’ Category
Did the recent cold temperatures have you wondering why the water mains in the ground didn’t freeze? Well, you are in luck. We asked Gabe Sasser our Water Quality Specialist and Clemson Alum (Go Tigers!) that exact question, and here is what he said: Read more
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
In April 2014 the drinking water industry was forever changed when the City of Flint switched the source of their municipal water supply from Detroit Water to the Flint River. That seemingly innocuous change caused lead to dissolve into the drinking water of tens of thousands of Flint residents when managers failed to provide corrosion control measures. The effects of the Flint Water Crisis continue to ripple through cities and towns across America as citizens wonder if the drinking water in their community is safe to use. Read more
All utilities have an educational campaign to educate their customers about sanitary sewer overflows (read: wastewater spilling up over manholes into backyards, neighborhoods, creeks and streams, GROSS). As terrible as these are, the are completely avoidable if you avoid putting items down the drain that will cause clogs in the pipes. Read more