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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →