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.
It's finally summer. So we thought of five more ways to conserve water this summer. Keep these in mind while you keep cool on these hot days.
Home-brewers may find this information especially helpful when crafting their favorite beer styles. After all, of the ingredients required to make beer, water is by far the most abundant component.
With the release of our annual Water Quality Report also comes the initiative “Bottle free in CMGC (Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.)”
Each year Charlotte Water assembles the Water Quality Report (WQR) that summarizes the water testing results for the calendar year (2016). This report is required of all public water utilities, and Charlotte Water is pleased to announce another year where excellence in you water is being provided.
We asked Water Quality Program Administrator Shannon Sypolt to tell us a little about I&I. I&I stands for inflow and infiltration. This is when groundwater (infiltration) and storm water (inflow) enter into our closed wastewater infrastructure (sewer pipes). Infiltration occurs when the groundwater table rises and water pushes into cracks, joints, seams and... Continue Reading →
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: The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) requires water mains to... Continue Reading →
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. So problem... Continue Reading →