City of Asheville Water Department announces proposed Water Shortage Response Plan

Photo of North Fork Dam reservoir
The North Fork Reservoir and Water Treatment Plant serve as the City’s primary drinking water source, providing 70% of Asheville’s water.

Every five years, the City of Asheville Water Resources Department is required by North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to review the Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP). This is not in response or reaction to any recent events, but it is a planned update to a required document.The department has recently updated the plan draft for the next five years and it has been approved by the state (NCDEQ). 

The proposed plan is available on the Water Department home page under General Information.  Public comment or questions can be addressed to the Water Department, through December 16 at: 


Next Steps

The City of Asheville Water Department will present the proposed WSPR to City Council in January 2023.