CHARLOTTE — A huge water main break in the 1200 block of Remount Road is causing headaches for neighborhoods and businesses across the city, including Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Charlotte Water is advising residents who experienced low to no water pressure to adhere to a low water pressure advisory for the next 48 hours as a precautionary measure. Charlotte Water will provide updates when the advisory has ended.
According to a news release, the affected areas of the system are roughly bounded:
• To the north by Brookshire Blvd & I-85,
• To the east by WT Harris Blvd and Monroe Rd,
• To the west by of the Catawba River, and
• And to the south by the State Line.
Customers who were affected by low or no water pressure can boil water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) vigorously for (1) one minute. Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible. This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued. Visit https://charlottewater.org, follow Charlotte Water on social media or call 311 for additional updates or questions.
Cell phone video from Bryant Massad shows water shooting out during a massive water main break off Remount Road in West Charlotte. Grayson Sands lives at The Hubb in South End. “I drive by here and it’s just exploding out the wazoo.” Sands said, “So I go to take a shower and the water is just completely out.”
Restaurant 5 Church in uptown, Triple C Brewing in South End, Calle Sol in Plaza Midwood, Crunkleton in Elizabeth… all closing for the night because of the break.
Kaine McAlister lives at Centro Railyard in South End. He says he tried to fill up his water bottle before working out, and not a drip of water.
“I was like how am I going to cook, how am I going to shower for work? I was like this goes a lot further than I was imagining when I went to get a glass of water.”