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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. While not considered harmful to human health by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  the samples did show heightened levels of manganese. Manganese, is a [...]

Debra Campbell at podium
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 [...]

N Fork Reservoir
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 [...]

Florence weakens to tropical depression, Asheville under flash flood, wind advisories

Latest Tropical Depression Florence storm track.   Latest updates: The gates at the North Fork Dam were closed at 2:40 a.m. Sunday 703,184 without power statewide Sunday. Asheville remains under a wind advisory. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Asheville through Tuesday. Flooding impacts may not be apparent until Monday. The storm could bring the potential for landslides. A weakened [...]

City of Asheville monitoring hurricane, prepares for storm

Latest Hurricane Florence storm track. Updated information includes: Hurricane Florence has weakened slightly to Category 3 hurricane, with winds near 125 mph (201 kph). It is still considered “extremely dangerous.” How Asheville Fire Department is helping in the storm zone. Link for shelters in the storm zone.   The City of Asheville continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Florence and [...]

Moody’s upgrades Asheville Water Resources debt rating — and it’s a big deal

  Once again, sound management of City assets has translated into a money-saving financial rating. That’s good news for the City and its residents.   The City of Asheville’s Water Resources Fund has received a debt rating upgrade! On September 4, the City learned that Moody’s Investor Services formally upgraded the debt rating for Water Resources from Aa2 [...]

Waterline replacement project to cross Tunnel Road

  The City of Asheville will install a new 30-inch waterline to better serve Asheville Water Resources customers along a short section of Tunnel Road, Kenilworth Road and Beaucatcher Road area, starting Aug. 28 (see the project area map below). The project will be installed parallel with an aging, undersized waterline in this area.   Will there be [...]

City of Asheville prepares for week of heavy rain

A Stormwater Services crew removes silt, dirt and debris from storm drains atop Town Mountain July 31.     In advance of heavy rains this week, the City of Asheville is prepared! The Water Resources Department is following the Flood Operation Plan at the North Fork Reservoir. One gate is slightly opened (6 inches) to accommodate present and anticipated precipitation to [...]

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