- Failed some Health Guidelines
- Failed some Legal Limits
- Met all Reporting and Monitoring Requirements
- Uses Chlorine plus Ammonia (Chloramines) disinfectant
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility pumps 102 million gallons of water per day to homes in the Charlotte area. The water is sourced from the Catawaba River at Mountain Island Lake and Lake Norman. The Charlotte water utility uses three treatment plants to clean, test, and pump water to your home. In recent years, radioactive elements, lead and potentially carcinogenic disinfectant byproducts have exceeded health guidelines.
Charlotte, NC Water Quality Recent Violations
There were no health violations for in the 2010-2012 reporting periods
There were no reporting, montioring or other reported violations for in the 2010-2012 reporting periods
Charlotte, NC Water Quality Historical Violations
|Contaminant||Total Tests||Positive Results||Above Health Limits||Above Legal Limits||EPA Regulated||Max Result||Health Limit||Legal Limit|
|Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)||40||40||0||3||Yes||522||-||80|
|Combined Radium (-226 & -228)||19||9||9||0||Yes||1.60||-||5|
|Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium)||19||10||0||0||Yes||5.40||15||15|
|Alpha particle activity (incl. radon & uranium)||2||2||0||0||Yes||3.30||-||15|
|Combined Uranium (pCi/L)||19||6||0||0||Yes||2.70||15||15|
|Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L)||17||12||0||0||Yes||10.20||15||15|
|Total haloacetic acids (HAAs)||25||25||0||0||Yes||30||70||60|
27 Contaminants were detected, 1 above legal limits, 4 above health guidelines, and 22 below limits for water suppliers serving Charlotte, NC between 2004 and 2009.
98 Water Contaminants were tested for in the Charlotte, NC area but not found in drinking water between 2004 and 2009.
Data Source: NYTimes.com
The scores and results above reflect a summary of the historical drinking water testing results that has been documented by the EPA and other sources. The color coding of the symbols was developed by WaterFilterComparisions.com as an easy way for individuals to gauge the historical effectiveness of Charlotte water suppliers in meeting legal and health regulations in providing clean drinking water. This should only be used as a guide, and WaterFilterComparisons recommends you contact Charlotte water suppliers to better understand the quality of the drinking water in Charlotte, .