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Morton Street and Greenland Avenue Drinking Water Pipe Improvement Project

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 Accordion FAQ

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Did you know some of the utilities you use every day were installed more than a hundred
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years ago?
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It s time to bring some of those services up to date, so Charlotte Water is working
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to clean and repair older water pipes that provide drinking water.
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How do we fix thousands of feet of pipe buried underground you ask?
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We dig into strategic locations to limit construction and disruption for you.
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Charlotte Water is committed to providing excellent water to our customers, that's why
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we are cleaning and repairing water pipes.
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Over time the original metal pipes can corrode or become damaged clean the pipe will remove
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any corrosion and buildup that s possibly reducing your water flow.
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Once cleaned, we will install a protective lining inside the existing pipe, if the pipe
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is not structurally sound the pipe will be replaced with conventional construction methods.
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During construction, we may need to dig in the street with heavy equipment to access
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the pipe, construction can sometimes be disrupted, loud or messy.
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You will see heavy equipment, orange cones, and possibly experience traffic disruptions
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during construction.
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While we are working to improve your water service, you will see crews down in the trenches
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relining pipes.
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A construction inspector will be overseen the operation.
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You might also experience some cloudy or brownish water coming out of your taps.
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Don t worry, run your cold water taps to clear the water.
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If after fifteen minutes your water does not run clear, call 311 for assistance.
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Discolor water can be a result of sediment being displeased during construction.
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When construction is completed, crews will clean and restore the area to its original
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condition.
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Planting and paving may occur in phases depending on the time of the year.
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Rehabilitation and restoration projects extend the life of the pipes and give you improved
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water quality and reliability.
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You can visit www.charlottewater.org and click on projects to learn more.
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 Project updates

​​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.​

​$140,000

 

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Man digging hole next to sidewalk with a shovel and a hole is in the road with cones marked off. Example of construction.