Projects

Flint Street and Montgomery Street Drinking Water Pipe Improvement Project
Project phase

 

 Project updates

  • Construction start: To be determined.
  • What to Expect
    • Construction can be loud, dirty and inconvenient. Crews will be using heavy equipment and storing materials on-site.
    • A temporary above ground water pipe is set up to maintain service to existing customers.
      • This temporary pipe is disinfected and laboratory tested to the same standards as a new water pipe.
    • Mechanically clean the pipe.
    • Apply a lining inside the pipe.
    • Replace all old valves, hydrants, and any remaining galvanized services. 
    • Test new lining and reconnect customers to the pipe.
    • Additional information on how we install a new lining inside old pipes


The project will rehabilitate drinking water pipe, replace all old valves and hydrants, and renew any remaining galvanized service lines.  

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.

 

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​Flint Street FAQs

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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.

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

Charlotte Water is committed to providing safe drinking water throughout Mecklenburg County. If you experience cloudy, discolored 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.

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.

The property owner maintains the water pipe from the end of the 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.

A PRV is similar to how an electrical surge protector protects computers and televisions. 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. 

Charlotte Water reinvests $0.62 from every $1.00 collect from your water bill in system improvements and oversees over $200 million in water and sewer projects each year.