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Starting in late June/July 2024, Hyatt Pipeline, LLC will replace approximately 6,600 feet of 12-inch water line on Short McDowell Street and on McDowell Street from Meadow Road to Southside Avenue. As much work as possible will be done at night to minimize traffic disruption.



This project represents a $4.7 million investment in our water system, making it more reliable and resilient. The water line being replaced is almost 80 years old, and is nearing the end of its useful life. This project was identified as a priority through the City’s master planning process. Funding for this contract was previously budgeted and is available in the Water Resources Capital Projects Fund.

Asheville City Council approved the funding for the project on May 14, 2024.



The project is scheduled to start in summer 2024, with work lasting approximately two years.


Contact Information

Clay Chandler, Communication Specialist
City of Asheville Water Resources Department



Start Date

July 2024

Completion Date

July 2026

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