Charlotte’s Overflow into Catawba Basin

Jul 18

Charlotte’s Overflow into Catawba Basin

The city of Charlotte is in the process of rectifying a significant sewer overflow that reached a nearby tributary. Attributed to a pipeline rupture carrying well over 100,000 gallons of water and sewage, the broken pipeline consisted of a 21-inch sewer main pipe. Because there was no rain involved, the waterway sustained a greater impact due to more condensed...

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North Carolina Cities Share Common Plight: Mitigating Stormwater

Jun 07

North Carolina Cities Share Common Plight: Mitigating Stormwater

Communities throughout North Carolina have received numerous accolades for effectively stopping stormwater issues in their tracks. Universities and other local agencies have worked together toward a common goal. The comprehensive and far-reaching effort involved a strategy to combat sewer overflows, flooding and stormwater dilemmas caused by heavy rains. Several area...

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Charlotte Uncovers Wide-Ranging Use for Organic Waste

Apr 11

Charlotte Uncovers Wide-Ranging Use for Organic Waste

The City of Charlotte is using vast resources to experiment in cost saving and environmentally smart strategies for a new treatment facility. The strategy begins with converting food waste into fuel. This can be accomplished with the use of anaerobic digesters. The process consists of microorganisms in oxygen-free systems which will break down organic wastes from...

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Charlotte’s Efficient Frost-Seeding Promotes Sustainability

Jan 24

Charlotte’s Efficient Frost-Seeding Promotes Sustainability

Sewer systems and tree roots do not make a good mix. Tree roots are a cause for concern as they impede the sewer lines, thereby leading to blockages and sewer backups. If a sewer pipeline becomes buried, the soil around them is looser than the rest of the yard, creating an ideal climate for the roots of the tree to gravitate toward the soil, which tends to become...

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The Aftermath of the Hurricane Affects the Cavalier State’s Oyster Terrain

Oct 17

The Aftermath of the Hurricane Affects the Cavalier State’s Oyster Terrain

The recent hurricane which induced a state of emergency for numerous cities succeeded in dumping as much as 13 inches of rain in sections of the Coastal Plain. In light of this, the Department of Health issued the necessary emergency closure of thousands of acres of shellfish harvesting waters. This precaution was taken to avoid the threat of contamination from...

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