Water Quality Reports > Charlotte NC Drinking Water Quality Report
Water Quality Score
D
Charlotte NC Drinking Water Quality
Water Quality Factors
  • 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 Drinking Water Top Suppliers

Water SupplierWater Supply SourcePopulation ServedService Connections
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility
5200 Brookshire Blvd Charlotte, NC 28216
Surface Water 776,071 245,854
Data Sources:
EPA 2012 SDWIS Report

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

To see the latest EPA monitoring report for visit the EPA at SDWIS Report

Charlotte, NC Water Quality Historical Violations

Detected
27
Above Health Limits
4
Below Limits
22
ContaminantTotal Tests Positive ResultsAbove Health LimitsAbove Legal LimitsEPA RegulatedMax ResultHealth Limit Legal Limit
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) 40 40 0 3 Yes 522 - 80
Lead (total) 57 14 13 0 Yes 120 0.20 15
Combined Radium (-226 & -228) 19 9 9 0 Yes 1.60 - 5
Radium-228 19 9 9 0 Yes 3.60 0.02 5
Radium-226 19 7 6 0 Yes 1.23 0.05 5
2,4-D 27 1 0 0 Yes 0.10 70 70
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
Bromodichloromethane 35 33 0 0 Yes 16.26 100 80
Chloroform 35 33 0 0 Yes 510 70 80
Chloromethane 18 1 0 0 No 1.20 30 -
Combined Uranium (pCi/L) 19 6 0 0 Yes 2.70 15 15
Copper 57 4 0 0 Yes 110 1300 1300
Dalapon 27 2 0 0 Yes 1.60 200 200
Dibromoacetic acid 20 7 0 0 Yes 10 - 60
Dibromochloromethane 35 31 0 0 Yes 10 60 80
Dichloroacetic acid 20 19 0 0 Yes 20 70 60
Ethylbenzene 18 1 0 0 Yes 0.60 700 700
Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) 17 12 0 0 Yes 10.20 15 15
Manganese 26 3 0 0 No 40 300 -
Monobromoacetic acid 20 6 0 0 Yes 8 - 60
Monochloroacetic acid 21 7 0 0 Yes 15 70 60
Picloram 27 1 0 0 Yes 0.20 500 500
Simazine 27 2 0 0 Yes 0.25 4 4
Total haloacetic acids (HAAs) 25 25 0 0 Yes 30 70 60
Trichloroacetic acid 20 19 0 0 Yes 15 20 60
Xylenes (total) 18 1 0 0 Yes 3.20 10000 10000

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, .