VERIFY: Yes, you should have city water even without power.

QUESTION:

NBC Charlotte viewer Carol C. sent VERIFY a request: “Is it true if you are on city water that you will continue to have water even during a power outage?”

ANSWER

Yes, according to Charlotte water, city water services “should” continue even with the loss of power.

In a tweet before the storm, Charlotte Water said, "Your municipal water services are not connected to your electric services, so if your power goes out, you should not lose water services.”

Charlotte Water detailed more about their extended range of preparations: "The drinking water distribution system has a robust backup system to allow water to flow from many locations, so water outages, even in major storm events are rare and often localized."

We can verify that yes, it is true that people on city water should continue to have water even during a power outage.

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