City of Asheville provides update on recent water outages

UPDATE (01/04 at 12 p.m.)   Boil Water Advisory lifted for western Buncombe County water service areas – ending BWA for all City of Asheville water customers   The City of Asheville is pleased to announce water has been restored in the western Buncombe County service area and the Boil Water Advisory for this area will be lifted at [...]

UPDATE: City of Asheville Water Department requests water conservation; customers may experience low pressure, discolored water, no water

UPDATE 12/26 at 10 p.m .-  Due to extremely cold temperatures, the City of Asheville’s Water Resources Department has been experiencing disruptions in the distribution system, including water line breaks. You may notice fluctuations in water pressure, no water, and/or discolored water. The water department crews have been continuously working on these concerns since December 24.  [...]

People, Pets, Pipes – Staying safe in extreme cold weather

  Extremely cold temperatures are expected this weekend with wind chills below zero. While you’re celebrating the season and bringing 2022 to a close, the City of Asheville shares these tips to help protect your people, pets and pipes in the cold weather.  People Avoiding frostbite and hypothermia In cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Pick the right resolution for the best chance of success

If you’re making a New Year’s resolution, you’re not alone. Anyone who’s ever been to one of Asheville Parks & Recreation’s fitness centers during the first couple of months of the year has witnessed the arrival of “resoluters” thin by the week.  Limited research concludes somewhere between 9-12 percent of those who set a resolution [...]

Public Works Streets Division – We’re on a Roll for You

  The City of Asheville Public Works Department currently maintains just over 400 miles of streets and nearly 200 miles of sidewalk within the city. With a 2022 calendar year budget just over 2 million dollars,  Streets division teams hit the streets,  tasked with carrying out the maintenance designed to safely keep our community moving.  Wyatt Street [...]

City of Asheville announces winter holiday closings and ART bus holiday schedule

City of Asheville offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 in observance of the winter holiday break. City offices will also be closed  Jan. 2.    The following City services will be affected by the holiday closures.   ART bus service Asheville Rides Transit (ART) holiday schedule  will be as follows: Service will be closed after 6:30 p.m. December [...]

City of Asheville announces Holly Barham to serve as Information Technology Services Director

Asheville City Manager, Debra Campbell, is pleased to announce that Holly Barham, who has served as the Interim Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) since October 2022, has accepted the position of Information Technology Services Director. Holly will oversee a team of 27 responsible for providing high-level customer service and quality technical deliverables with professionalism and [...]

The City of Asheville congratulates Shangri-La Industries and Step Up on Second Street on the groundbreaking of supportive housing for homeless population 

December 13, Shangri-La Industries and Step Up, with the support of the City of Asheville, broke ground on the former Ramada, providing 113 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in Asheville.                                                [...]

Human Rights Day, a day to reflect and act.

“Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” – Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights    The origin of the Day December 10th is the Human Rights Day, the day the [...]

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