Asheville water discoloration caused by water supply line repair

Press release from the City of Asheville:

Due to a water supply line repair on North Fork Road from Cragmont Road to North Fork Left Fork Road, City of Asheville customers may experience discolored water. About 50 customers who live near the area remain under a boiled water advisory as a precaution.

The discoloration is anticipated to last until the end of the week. City of Asheville water is safe to drink.  This is an aesthetic issue. Customers are advised to run cold water for 5-10 minutes or until water is clear.
Thank you for your patience. City staff are vigorously working to resolve the issue related to this repair.
Updated information will be posted on the City of Asheville website. Residents are also encouraged to sign up for AVL Alert link on the City of Asheville website to receive emergency notifications sent directly to their home or business emails or home, business and/or cellphone numbers.

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