Inflow and Infiltration and Why it Matters.

We asked Water Quality Program Administrator Shannon Sypolt to tell us a little about I&I.   I&I stands for inflow and infiltration. This is when groundwater (infiltration) and storm water (inflow) enter into our closed wastewater infrastructure (sewer pipes).   Infiltration occurs when the groundwater table rises and water pushes into cracks, joints, seams and... Continue Reading →

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 →

What is Turbidity

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 →

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 →

Old Infrastructure Gets A Face Lift

Charlotte water reinvests part of your water and sewer fees to replace and reline existing pipes in the oldest neighborhoods in Charlotte. This ensures that drinking water continues to be high quality even as our infrastructure ages. Water pipe rehabilitation involves spraying a new lining inside the existing pipe. This process involves an innovative technique of... Continue Reading →

Your Water Quality

Because of recent events in Flint, Michigan, people around the country are starting to take notice of their local utilities and their own water quality. Luckily, that is something we take very seriously here at Charlotte Water. Below are some of the many reasons you don't need to worry about the quality of your water. Source-Our water... Continue Reading →

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