Drink up: It’s Water Week

Head to Splashville Monday, May 4, to learn about what it takes to get finished high-quality water from the source to the taps in our homes and businesses. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4, City of Asheville Water Resources workers will man educational and informational tents in the Pack Place Park lawn, near Splashville. There will be cake on the lawn as well, and you can wash it down with delicious Asheville water.

“We are dedicated to excellent water quality and outstanding customer service,” said Stephen Shoaf, Director of Water Resources. “Please come meet some of the people who make this a reality.”

At noon Wednesday, May 6, the City will host a wellness walk in recognition of National Drinking Water Week. Meet in front of City Hall. This will be a moderate walk.

All week, there will be cake in the Asheville City Hall lobby in conjunction with a contest. Stop by, have cake, and register for the prize.

Did you know?
• Each day, Asheville’s water system delivers an average of 19.9 million gallons of water to more than 125,000 people in Asheville, Buncombe County and Henderson County.
• The city’s primary sources of water are the pristine North Fork and Bee Tree Reservoirs. Both fed from pure mountain springs, they are located in Black Mountain and Swannanoa respectively and surrounded by 20,000 acres of highly protected forests owned by the City of Asheville.

Learn more
Find out more about Asheville’s water by visiting Asheville’s Water Quality Report.