​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead and Copper

Charlotte is a young city and lead in our infrastructure is primarily a plumbing challenge when lead enters drinking water from old private lead service line pipes. In compliance with the recently strengthened Lead and Copper Rule, Charlotte Water has embarked on a comprehensive, multi-year effort to increase lead testing, inventory pipe materials, and educate customers on how to reduce lead risk. Learn more at charlottewaterlead.org.


2018 Lead & Copper Sampling Results

Sampling Type: In-home Sampling (Corrosion control evaluation of homes built before 1986.

Number of locations tested: 175

Number of Locations with detectable lead below action levels (% of total): 6 (3%) - The six homeowners that had detectable lead results, but the results were below action levels, received additional information.

Number of locations above action levels: 1 (0.005%)  - When resampled, lead was not detectable at that location.