Tags:Gov. Pat McCrory allowed a bill forcibly transferring Asheville's water system to a new authority under the Metropolitan Sewerage District to become law without his signature, the first time he has done so. McCrory's office offered the following statement:
“The issues surrounding the transfer of the assets of the Asheville water department to a regional authority potentially raise a number of complicated inter-governmental issues. The City of Asheville has made it clear it will turn to the courts to resolve those issues should HB488 become law. To permit that process to run its proper course, I will allow HB488 to become law without my signature."