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by the time water splashes onto your
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toothbrush it's been on quite a journey
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Charlotte Mecklenburg residents use more
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than a 100 million gallons of water each
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day
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your water flows through thousands of
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miles of underground pipes every day
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Charlotte water is maintaining existing
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pipes and adding new ones when there's a
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water leak or wastewater spill Charlotte
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water fixes it and that means crews may
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be working in your neighborhood or even
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on your property to make repairs
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Charlotte water must go where the pipe
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is and that's underground sometimes it's
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under the street or even in your yard
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repairs and new construction projects
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require digging up dirt or pavement and
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the process can be dirty disruptive and
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noisy the time it takes to make repairs
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and install new pipes really depends on
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the size of the pipe and the difficulty
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of the repair or installation Charlotte
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water tries to notify people who might
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be affected by construction but just
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know the more urgent the problem the
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less time there may be for notification
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work under a street may require
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temporarily closing the road detouring
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traffic and on street parking may be
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restricted near the construction zone
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some customers in a construction area
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may lose water service for a period of
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time to keep water flowing to customers
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Charlotte water sometimes install is a
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temporary above-ground pipe
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our staff understands that construction
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can be a disruption for traffic for
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school bus stops and for every task at
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your home or business that requires
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water our goal is to fix the problem
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quickly and completely
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after pipe work is finished Charlotte
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water will restore the area that
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includes repaving the street and
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sidewalks and replanting grass and yards
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fire hydrants may be flushed to test
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water quality when the work is finished
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water from your faucet may be discolored
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or cloudy run your cold water for 15
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minutes if the water still doesn't look
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right call 3-1-1 to reach a dispatcher
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construction projects and repairs can be
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unpredictable messy and an inconvenience
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we appreciate your patience and
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cooperation as Charlotte water continues
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to provide clean safe drinking water and
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wastewater service
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Charlotte water engineers are problem
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solvers as our area changes Engineers
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install pipe to serve customers with
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minimal impact to private properties
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even though most of our community's
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drinking water and wastewater pipes are
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under public streets and public property
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some pipes need to be installed under
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private property in easements an
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easement is an agreement between the
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property owner and Charlotte water to
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install and maintain pipes under private
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property the property owner still owns
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the property while Charlotte Water has
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the right to maintain the pipes
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underground in the easement Charlotte
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water will contact you if a new pipe or
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other infrastructure may need to be
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installed on your property your easement
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will vary based on the size of the pipe
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and the depth of the construction during
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construction easements are cleared of
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trees and other debris
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Charlotte water preserves trees when and
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where possible Charlotte water will
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attempt to remove and replace existing
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fences located in the easements when the
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project is complete crews will regrade
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fertilize and seed the area Charlotte
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water is not responsible for replacing
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custom landscaping within an easement
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the easement area will include
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restrictions you need to follow
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permanent structures irrigation systems
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trees and other things that may damage
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or restrict access to the pipe are not
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permitted within easements any
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restricted items found in the easement
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will not be replaced or repaired by
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Charlotte water when possible
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Charlotte water will provide advance
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notice of activities on your property
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you can expect to see Charlotte water
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crews clearing the easement occasionally
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crews may access your property to repair
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the pipe and eventually replace the pipe
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Charlotte water staff is dedicated to
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providing safe drinking water and
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wastewater services to our community to
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learn more please visit Charlet
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water.org
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