Inflow & infiltration and why it matters.

We asked Water Quality Program Administrator Shannon Sypolt to tell us a little about Inflow and Infiltration (I&I). I&I occurs when groundwater (infiltration) and stormwater (inflow) enter into our closed wastewater infrastructure (sewer pipes). Infiltration occurs when the groundwater table rises, and water pushes into cracks, joints, seams, and older parts of our infrastructure.Inflow occurs... Continue Reading →

Charlotte Water Five Edition

Here is what most people think we do; provide you clean and safe drinking water and treat the wastewater that leaves your house. While this is absolutely true, we also do so much more! In recognition of the popular Charlotte Five daily email and website, we are presenting: 5 THINGS CHARLOTTE WATER DOES THAT YOU DIDN'T... Continue Reading →

Why is There Water, Water Everywhere?

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... Continue Reading →

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