National Drinking Water Week May 7-13, 2017 

Celebrate your local, fresh drinking water
during Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, 2018

This year we are partnering with the Mecklenburg County Health Department to encourage people to drink more water. Visit I Heart Water NC  for more information

Charlotte Water takes over the Discovery Place on May 12, 2018. There will be hands-on activities, crafts and water experiments.

Did you know? Charlotte Water…

  • Supplies, on average, more than 107 million gallons of drinking water to approximately 1 million people each day
  • Maintains more than 8,600 miles of water mains and sewer mains
  • Reads meters and manages more than 285,000 customer accounts each month
  • Performs more than 200,000 laboratory analyses each year related to water quality

Did you know?

  • Tap water provides us with a low-cost way to stay hydrated, public health and fire protection, and nearly every product we use every day?
  • Because of tap water, we stay hydrated, healthy and happy.

The more you know about your H₂O, the more there is to love!​

Drinking Water Week Events

Open Streets 704 – 1 – 5 p.m., Sunday, April 29

Come play with Charlotte Water at Open Streets 704! We'll have our Water Wagon at the event, so stop by to enjoy cold, fresh Charlotte water. Meet our employees and learn more about the department that provides clean safe drinking water to everyone in Mecklenburg County. 

Try a Taste at Trade & Tryon – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, Uptown Charlotte

Take a break from work and try cold, fresh Charlotte water. Our Water Wagon will be at the square – Trade and Tryon – with information about your drinking water and fun takeaways.         

Discovery Place Science Takeover – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, Saturday, May 12, 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Charlotte Water staff are taking over Discovery Place Science. We will have hands-on activities, crafts and water experiments. Come and drive the CCTV into a simulated sewer, try your hand at putting together a meter, put on a lab coat and prepare slides for water experiments and much more! 

Engineering Excitement – 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, May 12, 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Elementary and middle school students and teams will put their engineering skills and imaginations to the test during the fourth annual North Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association/ Water Environment Federation Model Water Tower Competition. First place wins $300, but the registration deadline is May 1. (Insert link to blog with flyer and link to registration)


2018 Model Water Tower Competition at Discovery Place Science

Elementary and middle school students from across the area are invited to put their engineering skills to the test in the 2018 Model Water Tower Competition, sponsored by Charlotte Water and the American Water Works Association - North Carolina Section.

Students can compete as individuals or teams, with cash prizes going to the top three winners - and entering is FREE! Register for the competition by Friday, May 4.

This year, the competition will be held on Saturday, May 12 at Discovery Place Science in Uptown Charlotte. That's also Discovery Place Science Takeover, when Charlotte Water will take over the facility, with hands-on activities, crafts, and water experiments.

Charlotte Mecklenburg classroom of particpating students

Children looking at homemade water tower design outside

2017 Charlotte Water Employee Photo Contest Winners

Charlotte Water's Director giving award to volunteer

Charlotte Water celebrated the 2017 Drinking Water Week with several events, including an employee photo contest. Employees showed their artistic flair, snapping great shots, all related to water.

Congratulations to last years grand prize winner, Chuck Cowherd from Engineering, whose photo was taken inside the clearwell at the Lee Dukes Plant.

Charlotte Water Director Barry Gullet surprised Chuck with his prize.

Stay tuned for the 2018 winners, who will be announced on May 7.

Top Photo Winner - Inside Tank


  Grand Prize Winner - Chuck Cowherd, Engineering

Second Place Photo - Water being poured over baby

Second Place - Sylvia Revere, Laboratory Services

Third Place Photo - Photo of water tower from below

Third Place - Yasmine Yousef, Laboratory Services

Photo of man holding fish on boar

Honorable Mention - Shawn Downs, IT

Photo of graduate with a large outfoor water feature in the background

Honorable Mention - Albert Walker, Field Operations