The latest water-quality report is out from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, and it gives our area’s drinking water good grades, based on more than 150,000 tests in 2011. Those of us who live in north Mecklenburg and Charlotte, get our water from Mountain Island Lake and Lake Norman.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities said it is now delivering the 2011 Water Quality Report to all county residents – a move required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. And its available now for download on the CMU website.
The report notes that CMU’s drinking water “meets and exceeds all state and federal standards.”
The thousands of tests look for more than 150 substances, many of which occur naturally in the environment. Even the highest contaminant levels detected were well below federal limits, according to CMU.
“Our annual water quality report reflects the high level of confidence customers should have in the tap water they drink,” CMU Director Barry Gullet said in a press release. “The continued investment the community makes in its water system through infrastructure construction and maintenance, as well as ensuring a workforce of well-trained staff, contributes to the excellent results customers will see in this year’s report.”
The annual report also includes the results of the Source Water Assessment Program conducted by the state of North Carolina, information on impurities that might be present in untreated water, and basic information about the water treatment process.
For more information about the report, visit www.cmutilities.com or dial 311.