At Charlotte Water, we know no matter what is going on in the world we need reliable access to safe drinking water because we are customers too. We rely on the same thing we work hard every day to consistently and safely provide to over one million people. We want to be confident in its... Continue Reading →
Have you ever seen a green pole next to the road and wondered, what is this? They seem to be popping up all over the county. Turns out, those green poles are water sampling stations. In addition to testing the drinking water at our treatment plants before it travels to your home or business, we... Continue Reading →
Sadly, this summer heat is not fading as we move into fall. Did you know that hot weather and your garden hose can cause funky drinking water tastes and odors in your plumbing? Here are some pro tips to help you with this issue: Disconnect the hose and run cold water from your faucet for... Continue Reading →
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.
We asked Water Quality Program Administrator Shannon Sypolt to tell us a little about Inflow and Infiltration (I&I). I&I occurs when groundwater (infiltration) and stormwater (inflow) enter into our closed wastewater infrastructure (sewer pipes). Infiltration occurs when the groundwater table rises, and water pushes into cracks, joints, seams, and older parts of our infrastructure.Inflow occurs... Continue Reading →
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 →
This is part of a series of articles we are posting to dive deeper into the 2015 Water Quality Report. The goal is to help everyone understand how our staff test and confirm whether your water is clean and safe. Today we are going to start by explaining what turbidity is. Turbidity is a key... Continue Reading →
This is part of a series of articles we are posting this week to dive deeper into the 2015 Water Quality Report. The goal is to help everyone understand how our staff test and confirm whether your water is safe. Today we are going to talk about chlorine and bacteria. We test for both. Bacteria are... Continue Reading →