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Water Resources

Get building permit, bond updates at Asheville Development Forum Friday

Get building permit, bond updates at Asheville Development Forum Friday

The City of Asheville’s Office of Economic Development hosts the City Manager’s Development Forum twice a year, in May and November. The next forum is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the U.S. Cellular Center Banquet Hall. The Forum — which is free and open to the public — provides members

Predictive model helps Asheville manage water supply during drought

Predictive model helps Asheville manage water supply during drought

By Jade Dundas Asheville Water Resources Director   The City of Asheville is getting calls about water supply and conservation. This recent interest is understandable, given the very low amounts of rain that we have received throughout the year, the recent severe drought designation for the region, and that some of our neighboring communities are

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

Asheville City government offices will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. However, garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal on Labor Day. Labor Day will be the final day of operation for Recreation Park Pool, which will be open from noon to 6 p.m. All City of Asheville


Victoria Road to be repaved, most of the work done nights and weekends

Victoria Road to be repaved, most of the work done nights and weekends

After recently upgrading water mains to enhance fire safety along Victoria Road, the City of Asheville has started the next phase of infrastructure improvements to the area, which will include repaving the road.   Prior to the paving is work to improve existing stormwater infrastructure. This work will be completed during daytime hours. Lane closures

Asheville’s well planned out water system keeps supplies steady, even in drought

Asheville’s well planned out water system keeps supplies steady, even in drought

While Buncombe County is experiencing drought this summer, Asheville’s water supply remains ample. To be sure levels at the North Fork Reservoir have dropped somewhat. But it’s a deep dish that can hold a lot of liquid, and this allows Asheville to delay mandated conservation in all but the most extreme conditions. “We get asked


100 years after the Flood of 1916,  the City of Asheville is ready for the next one

100 years after the Flood of 1916, the City of Asheville is ready for the next one

By any measure Asheville’s catastrophic Flood of 1916 stands as “The Flood by Which All Other Floods Are Measured.” When two tropical storms converged on the mountains in tandem that summer — one from the Gulf in June followed by another from the Atlantic in July — the water that thundered in its wake wasn’t just “high;”


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