Wednesday - Aug 23, 2017

Stormwater Services

City of Asheville to hold drainage improvement project neighborhood meeting

City of Asheville to hold drainage improvement project neighborhood meeting

The City of Asheville Stormwater Division recently initiated the modeling and assessment phase for a Stormwater improvement project in the Edwin Place, Celia Place, Sunset Parkway and Canterbury Road area. The Stormwater Services Department has scheduled a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. April 4 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St.  This meeting

Stormwater Services deploys new ‘Pipe Ranger’ for underground inspections

Stormwater Services deploys new ‘Pipe Ranger’ for underground inspections

The Cues Pipe Ranger can rove 25 feet into stormwater pipes to scope out conditions.   What’s all-wheel drive with two-speed transmission for rugged off-road torque? That would be Asheville Stormwater Service’s new Pipe Ranger, a camera on wheels now used to inspect underground storm pipes. The cam on wheels can pan, zoom and tilt,


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

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;”


Slideshow: Stormwater Services in action

Slideshow: Stormwater Services in action

  City of Asheville Stormwater Services crews are constantly working diligently to maintain our aging infrastructure and ensure the traveling public is safe. Included in these activities are ongoing maintenance of our drainage structures. Recently, the ditching crew removed a failing driveway culvert on Ashwood Drive and installed new piping. By removing the old failing culvert and

City helps Biltmore Village businesses connect the dots and volunteers dig in, with the help of GreenWorks

City helps Biltmore Village businesses connect the dots and volunteers dig in, with the help of GreenWorks

Sometimes it takes a village. In this case it took a collaboration. Flash flooding that dogged Biltmore Village several times last winter puzzled — and vexed — business owners. While Biltmore Village is built in a flood plain, this flooding was different than what they had experienced before. The prevailing notion was something had changed.

 

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