U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for 2020

  From the U.S. Census: The U.S. Census Bureau continues to recruit thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors, and census takers by completing a single [...]

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Asheville Water Resources maintenance work to involve intersection closure, possible low water pressure and discoloration

  Water Maintenance work will close the intersection at Craven Street /Haywood Street and Riverside Drive for water valve repair work from Aug. 11-13. This is an important valve replacement project designed to maintain Asheville’s water system, to proactively replace components of the system to help ensure continuity of water service to our customers.   Road closure impact This will [...]

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Click here for lots of City of Asheville service information

    Navigating local government can be confusing. Especially when you’re trying to figure out who to call regarding a street or traffic issue. They go to two different departments. The Transportation Department handles the flow of traffic, such as crosswalks and traffic signals or signs. The Streets Division handles the surface conditions, like potholes and resurfacing.   To help, here [...]

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Wet Lab video: Hands-on facility where Asheville Water Maintenance workers build their skills

  Before they hit the field and real waterline break and installation situations, Asheville Water Resources puts its maintenance employees to the test in a hands-on simulation setting. They get wet!   Tim Burdine’s job: Ensuring that the approximately 1,700 miles of waterline in Asheville’s water system keeps flowing. Burdine, Asheville Water Maintenance Division Manager, has been on the [...]

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City of Asheville water transmission line projects beginning, discoloration possible

  At a glance Asheville Water System receiving an upgrade critical to protecting our community from water loss during a major flood, as what happened during the Flood of 2004. This involves installation of a third water transmission line. Once installed the transmission line will need to be tied into two existing transmission lines. There is the possibility this could [...]

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 City Council passes modest Fees & Charges changes for FY 2019-2020

  At a glance                     On April 9, Asheville City Council adopted its Fees & Charges for FY 2019-2020.                     Fee increases are aimed at cost recovery to lessen the burden on property tax payers.                     There will be a modest increase to water and stormwater fees. Impact per the average household will be 70 cents a month or $8.40 for [...]

Majority of City of Asheville main water lines are now clear

The City of Asheville sympathize with the frustration the community is feeling due to water loss and the discolored water that has persisted in many areas of the community. The City takes these incidences seriously and we understand that both residents and businesses depend on the City to provide excellent water quality. Based on customer service [...]

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Latest water testing results now available for City of Asheville water

Water sample tests indicate municipal water remains safe for customer use and consumption. Testing was completed on samples throughout the entire system. Results are available on the City of Asheville website www.ashevillenc.gov/discoloredwater While not considered harmful to human health by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  the samples did show heightened levels of manganese. [...]

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Asheville leaders brief community on recent water breaks and discoloration

City Manager Debra Campbell speaks from the podium while Assistant City Manager Cathy Ball looks on.   At a glance Monday’s water line break in the River Arts District was unrelated to the discolored water issue. Instead, it stemmed from an equipment failure in a construction project was completed on Sunday. A water line repair last week caused significant amounts [...]

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FAST FACTS: City of Asheville boil water advisories

  Clean water helps ensure healthy communities. The City of Asheville is dedicated to ensuring safe, clean water for its residents, upholding extremely high standards and best practices that include rigorous testing. As part of the City’s unswerving dedication to ensuring safe, clean water, the water is tested at all three of Asheville water treatment plants [...]

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Water crews flushing lines in wake of break; here’s who to call if your water does not clear

      In the wake of a break and repair to a water supply line near the North Fork Dam earlier this week, Asheville customers have experienced discolored water. We also understand that while most of the system is clearing now that the line is repaired, there are some isolated pockets of discolored water. We understand people [...]

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Prescribed burns coming to watershed to enhance and protect the resource, including water quality

    Maintaining a pristine water source means more than managing the North Fork Reservoir itself. It extends to managing the 20,000 acres of forested watershed that surround the North Fork and Bee Tree reservoirs.   A carefully crafted series of controlled burns will happen on the watershed over the course of coming years, beginning in February.   The controlled burns [...]

Asheville still under flash flood watch following Florence

This Google map images shows Tropical Depression Florence’s location Sunday evening.     A day of nonstop rain from Tropical Depression Florence brought some flooding to the Asheville area Sunday and overnight into Monday. Sunday evening, the City of Asheville closed Azalea Road as the Swannanoa River has begun to rise. Also, the Asheville Fire Department performed a swift-water rescue of [...]