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Posts from the ‘Water Quality’ Category

What all home-brewers need to know about Charlotte’s tap water.

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.

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Pledge to be Bottle Free in CMGC

With the release of our annual Water Quality Report also comes the initiative “Bottle free in CMGC (Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.)”

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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.

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Inflow and Infiltration and Why it Matters.

We asked Water Quality Program Administrator Shannon Sypolt to tell us a little about I&I. Read more

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 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

FY16 Annual Report

Another fiscal year has passed and we were busy at Charlotte Water. Read about just some of our accomplishments this year in our FY16 Annual Report. Read more

Disinfection Byproducts

This is part of our series where we are taking a closer look at the 2015 Water Quality Report. Today we are talking about disinfection byproducts (DBP) and how they are formed. 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 Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through rules prescribed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Read more

Total Organic Carbon

Total Organic Carbon (“TOC”)is a term used to describe the nonspecific measurement of organic (carbon-based) contaminants in a water system. Organics can come from a variety of sources, since “organics” are compounds such as sugar, sucrose, alcohol, petroleum, PVC cement, plastic based derivatives, etc. Read more