Disinfection byproducts (DBP) are formed in our distribution system when chlorine used to disinfect drinking water reacts with naturally occurring organic matter in your water. There are many types of DBP including TTHM (trihalomethane), HAA5 (haloacetic acid), bromate and chlorite. In all there are 9 types of DBP and 5 are regulated by the North... Continue Reading →
Charlotte Water owns and operates two drinking water intakes as the water supply for our community; one at Lake Norman and another at Mountain Island Lake. Aquatic weeds can pose a nuisance to water suppliers at their drinking water intakes by clogging pumps or as a biological contaminant that must be treated. There are a... Continue Reading →
Congratulations to staff from Vest, Franklin and Lee Dukes Water Treatment Plants for receiving the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Program Certificate for 2017. The AWOP certificate was created in 2000 through a joint program between the EPA and states to help drinking water systems meet successively more stringent regulations and achieve higher levels of... Continue Reading →
There’s been a lot of talk recently about radioactivity in water due to nearby power plants and, in particular, coal ash. The question we want to discuss today: Does the community need to worry about radioactivity in Charlotte Water’s drinking water? The answer is no. Charlotte Water routinely monitors for radioactive materials and the test... 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 →
The Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (near Fairview and Park road intersection) experienced an electrical outage in the afternoon of Tuesday October 17, 2017, and for approximately 12 minutes discharged highly treated wastewater to Little Sugar Creek that had not completed the normal treatment process.
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.
Charlotte Water has reviewed the information presented by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). We are disappointed that the EWG has elected to display the information in this manner.