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... Continue Reading →

2015 Consumer Confidence Report

2015 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Water System Number:  01-60-010 We are pleased to present to you this year's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality.  Included are details about your source(s) of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. ... Continue Reading →

What’s So Cool About the Vest Water Treatment Plant?

Charlotte is not known for its historic buildings. It's been said by many that Charlotte bulldozes its history, but that is not always the case. One of our very own buildings, the Vest Water Treatment Plant (Vest), has been considered a historic landmark by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. This 1920's architectural style building has been a... Continue Reading →

Fluoride and Your Water

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday (April 27th, 2015) the final U.S. Public Health Service recommendation for the optimal fluoride level in drinking water. The recommendation is at the same level that was proposed in January of 2011, a single level of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water.... Continue Reading →

Why is There Water, Water Everywhere?

One of the more useful and effective techniques used in the water industry is to open a hydrant to let water flow.  Referred to as “flushing”, it is often seen as a waste of water especially when conservation is so important.  However, flushing hydrants is one of the most important things Charlotte Water does to... Continue Reading →

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