Water Pipe Rehabilitation Project


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

7th Street / Monroe Road project is complete from Washburn to Fannie Circle, except for the final paving. Heitkamp, the contractor is working between Fannie Circle and Ranier Avenue February 1 through April.

Woodruff (in Wesley Heights) started in February and be complete in April. There will be minimal traffic impacts on Woodruff and no streets will be closed.  Temporary lane closures only. 

Randolph Road at Caswell will start in April and be complete in May or early June. Randolph Road will have temporary lane closures but maintaining 2-way traffic flow. 

Cherry neighborhood will start after May. Additional information is available here.

​​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.​

​Each project varies. 

 ​Frequently Asked Questions

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 the 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.

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


 Project contacts


 Project documents