Charlotte Water Response to COVID-19

As the community’s primary provider of drinking water, Charlotte Water realizes the vital service we provide to the community. As such, the utility has taken the following steps in these unprecedented times to further prioritize uninterrupted safe, reliable and clean drinking water service for the health and welfare of our residents. Discontinue Service Disconnections -... Continue Reading →

But it says "flushable."

So, you've run out of toilet paper and you've resorted to only using wipes. But it's okay because you are using "flushable" wipes, right? Unfortunately, the word "flushable" doesn't mean what you think it means. Here are some other items that are technically "flushable": Technically anything is flushable, but that doesn't mean you are going... Continue Reading →

Five Reasons Why You Should Drink Tap Water

At Charlotte Water, we are not just employees, we are also customers. Here are a few reasons why we drink tap water too. #1 - Charlotte Water's reliable drinking water treatment plants and distribution system are award winning. Charlotte Water is a member of the Partnership for Safe Water and our main plant (Franklin) received... Continue Reading →

1600 W. Morehead St. Water Main Break

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 a water main break near the intersection of W. Morehead St. and Freedom Dr. was reported to 911. Charlotte Fire Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded and quickly alerted Charlotte Water to the situation. Pavement upheaval, areas of low pressure and temporary localized flooding were caused by the... Continue Reading →

New Hydrant Permit Decal

Blue hydrant permit decals will be expiring on January 31, 2019. Starting February 1st 2019, any individual using a fire hydrant to draw water must have a 2019/2022 Yellow Hydrant Permit Decal located on the back or side of their equipment. The Charlotte Water fire hydrant program provides temporary service for customers in Mecklenburg County... Continue Reading →

Heavy Rains Overwhelm Wastewater System

**updated 9/18/2018 4:25 p.m. with estimated spill volumes Charlotte, NC, September 17, 2018 — On Sunday, September 16, as Tropical Depression Florence moved through the Charlotte metro area, Charlotte Water rapid response crews responded to multiple locations for sanitary sewer overflows (SSO). Heavy rains inundated the sanitary sewer system in eight locations causing wastewater to... Continue Reading →

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