Teachers and Educators

The City of Asheville Water Resources Department (WRD) has an education program for students. WRD offers tours of the water treatment plants to students, as well as lessons on the environment and water quality. WRD promotes conservation and sustainability of vital resources. The Education Program Coordinator is available for classroom presentations, or you can arrange to tour one of the water treatment plants for classes up to twenty students. Lessons may be customized to meet your needs, while adhering to NC Curriculum Standards.

Contact Tanya Rose



Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Customers


Customers who spend $5,000 or more on water annually – The Water Resources Department offers a no-cost water efficiency assessment program to help reduce water use and control costs. These on-site water assessments are conducted by Waste Reduction Partners (WRP) and provide a road map to water efficiency. The program is a customer service benefit sponsored by the city to promote sound and efficient utilization of our water resource.

For more information contact Tom Kimmell


Additional Information


To learn more and “initiate a project” visit the Waste Reduction Partners website.