Water Rehab (Relining inside of pipe or pipe replacement)
While water pipes are out of service, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities typically maintains a continuous supply of water to customers through an above ground temporary water system. To ensure the water is safe to drink, the temporary system is disinfected and tested prior to putting it into service.
Water pipe rehabilitation usually involves inserting a new lining inside the existing pipe. This process involves an innovative technique of cleaning the inside of the existing water main, then applying a protective coating to extend the useful life of the pipe. This is accomplished using limited digging at strategic locations, which means less digging and pavement repair and less inconvenience to customers.
Past Water Rehab Projects included improving or replacing pipes under streets in Wilmore, Plaza-Midwood, Eastover, Chantilly, Dilworth, South End, Belmont, Myers Park, Queens Road West, Selwyn Avenue, Villa Heights, Pineville, Matthews, McCrorey Heights, Colonial-Sedgefield, Thomasboro, Plaza-Shamrock, and other neighborhoods.