Water Treatment Plants are Award Winning, Again!

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 →

Radioactivity & Water

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 →

Sugar Creek WWTP Discharge of Highly Treated Wastewater

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.

Water Quality Report 2017

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.

Getting the Lead Out

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... Continue Reading →

Grease in Pipes Continues to Cause Sewer Spills

The FY16 Wastewater report has been released. The report summarizes activities taken by the department to successfully collect and treat the community’s wastewater before recycling it to the environment. Wastewater treatment plants treated over 30 billion gallons of wastewater during FY16. Wastewater flows through 4,244 miles of pipes to treatment plants. On occasion, blockages of... Continue Reading →

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