Cherry Neighborhood Water Pipe Rehabilitation


Project phase


 Project updates

  • Mechanically clean a pre-1945 cast iron water main
  • Apply a lining inside the pipe
  • Replace all old valves, hydrants, and any remaining galvanized services. 
  • A temporary water main is set-up to maintain service to existing customers. This temporary main is disinfected and laboratory tested to the same standards as any new water main.
  • Additional information on how we install a new linining inside old pipes

The project will rehabilitate roughly 12,000 linear feet (LF) of drinking water pipe, replace all old valves and hydrants, and renew any remaining galvanized service lines.  This will take about six (6) months. 

​Areas near construction will be notified before construction. There will be planned water outages to move customer’s service. Property owners will be notified in advance. If there is an unplanned water outage, crews will work to fix it immediately.​

​$1.4 million​

​Estimated Construction Schedule

There will be 3 to 5 weeks between each phase​

1. Completed
    Torrence St (from 3rd St to Luther St) 
    Baldwin Ave (from 3rd St to Luther St)

2. Starting February 12
    Lillington Ave (from 3rd St to Luther St)
    Luther St (from Cherry St to Eli St)
    Eli Street

3. Baxter St (from Cecil St to Eli St)
    Torrence St (from Luther to Baxter St)
    Baldwin Ave (from Luther St to Baxter St)

4. Baldwin Ave (from Kings St to Baxter St)

5. Cherry St (from 4th St to Baxter St)
    Fox St (from 3rd St to Cherry St)
    First St
    Luther St (from Torrence St to Cherry St)

6. Torrence St (from 3rd St to 4th St) 
    Baldwin Ave (from 3rd St to 4th St)
    Lillington Ave (from 3rd St to 4th St)

7. King St (from Third St to Henley Pl)
    Cecil St (from Baxter St to King)​

 ​Frequently Asked Questions

Will pressure be the same on above ground service line?
It is likely that you could notice slightly lower water pressure.

Will I be without water?
Our goal is to minimize disruptions to you. You will be notified of planned water outages 72 hours in advance and any unplanned water outages will be treated as an emergency.

Why are hydrants running?
Charlotte Water uses hydrants to test and flow water. This is a normal part of construction, repairs, and preventative maintenance.

What should I do if I experience discolored water?
Charlotte Water is committed to providing safe drinking water throughout Mecklenburg County. If you experience discolored or cloudy water, please run cold water until it clears. If it doesn’t clear up within 15 minutes, please let us know by calling 311 or 704-336-7600 anytime.

Does my plumbing need to be replaced?
Just as pipes under the street have an end of service, so does private plumbing. Consider planning for the eventual replacement of plumbing that exceeds 50 years.

Does my plumbing need to be replaced? Where does my private plumbing start?
The property owner maintains water pipe from the end of meter box (including tailpiece) to building(s). The property owner is responsible for pipes and fixtures in the buildings and wastewater pipes until the edge of street or street right-of-way (varies). Charlotte Water maintains water meter up to and including the meter yoke assembly, meter box, and water and wastewater pipes under the public street.

Do I need a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV)?
Water pressure is mostly due to an elevation of storage tanks relative to the elevation of your home. Higher water pressures are in geographically low points (near a creek). Customers may consider installing a PRV or having an existing PRV checked to protect home plumbing and appliances like an electrical surge protector protects computers and televisions.​


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