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.

2022 Lead and Copper Sampling Results

Number of household locations tested for compliance in 2022: 50

Number of locations with detectable lead below the action levels:  2 (4%) – A letter was sent to homeowners where lead was detected but below the action level. 

Number of locations above action levels: 0

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.