Lead and Copper Sampling and Testing

The City of Asheville’s Water Resources Department has been proactively preparing for changes to the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule since early 2019. Now that the changes have been finalized, the City of Asheville has a strategy in place to meet three key mandates of the revised rule: the creation of a Service Line Inventory, lead testing in elementary schools and daycares, and Lead and Copper Rule sampling. 

North Fork Dam Improvement Project

After more than two years of construction, the North Fork Dam Improvement Project is complete! This gives our community a safer dam with more capacity to hold water from the reservoir and one that is better enforced against potential seismic activity.

Spring 2019 Discolored Water

Two separate events caused discolored water for Asheville area residents in late March and early April 2019. This page summarizes information shared with the community and addresses frequently asked questions.