“Now we lament with our brother and sister homeless friends downtown that Asheville has outgrown its kindness, its friendliness and toleration over the years.”
Tag: Asheville water system
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Letter: Spend tax dollars on infrastructure
“I think tax dollars could be better spent on infrastructure — perhaps an upgraded water system?”
Letter: Now I get the Merrimon Avenue plan
“Instead of wasting all that money to destroy Merrimon Avenue, why wasn’t it used to improve and fix the well-known antiquated water system that left so many people without water for extended periods over the holidays?”
Letter: Stop building and figure out what water system can handle
“Time to put a hiatus on new buildings and structures and talk to experts on what the infrastructure can handle.”
Asheville finishes $38.5M North Fork improvements
The three-year construction project brings the North Fork Dam up to North Carolina state standards for safety and adds climate resilience to Asheville’s largest water source. The work marks the largest renovation of the dam and its accompanying North Fork Reservoir since the facility’s opening in 1955.
Letter: Why not open Asheville’s watershed to recreation?
“This would be a huge asset to the people of the surrounding communities.”
Council to consider funding emergency repairs for North Fork water plant
During their meeting of Tuesday, March 10, Asheville City Council members will consider a $473,000 contract for emergency repairs at the North Fork Water Plant, the largest of the city’s three water treatment plants.
Asheville seeks new approach to water treatment sludge
Last October, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality placed stricter controls on what outside materials MSD could accept, thus barring the plant from taking Asheville’s treatment residuals. The city’s current plan is to landfill the sludge in Buncombe County and Concord, N.C. — at over 2 1/2 times the cost of its previous disposal arrangement.
Asheville City Council to consider $530K loan for Homeward Bound on July 23
Beyond the city’s loan of more than $48,000 for each of the 11 affordable units in West Asheville, which will be deferred for 30 years and accrue no interest, Homeward Bound is also seeking roughly $280,000 in commercial loans and has received $89,153 in federal HOME funding administered by the Asheville Regional Housing Consortium.
Asheville residents question water bill delivery, fees
On the social media site Nextdoor, multiple residents say they haven’t received utility bills before getting the associated delinquent notice. The city, which has collected over $820,000 in late fees every fiscal year since at least 2015-16, says there are no plans to change billing systems or research improvements to the current approach.
Water bill increases on April 9 Council agenda
Taken together, the adjustments on the docket would generate nearly $1 million in new annual revenue for water operations and capital improvements. In a staff report issued before the meeting, city CFO Barbara Whitehorn estimated the total annual impact of the changes as $6.60 per household.
From CPP: DEQ says Asheville didn’t follow communication protocols during water problems
“They are supposed to notify the customers to boil the water and then take a sample to make sure there is no bacteria present in the water and then they lift the boil water advisory,” Kimberly Barnett, the regional manager for Asheville at the state Department of Environmental Quality, told Carolina Public Press. The city of Asheville didn’t follow that process after widespread water outages on April 1.
Asheville acknowledges “significant disruption” by water system issues
Over the next few days, said Water Resources Director David Melton, customers may need to flush their water lines and hot water heaters to clear residual sediment. He said that city staff would work to make billing adjustments for customers who used additional water for this purpose.
Letter: Mission’s sale — one of the greatest local political cons
“In scope, it compares with the ill-advised, Democratically led, but bipartisan-supported effort [circa 2005] to steal Asheville’s water system.”
Untilla the Hon
Water way to go!
No rats here
Ding dong, the water’s ours!
N.C. Supreme Court rules taking of Asheville water system unconstitutional
“Many years ago,” says Mayor Manheimer, “our city leadership made the bold and wise investment in a watershed and water infrastructure that provided the foundation for the robust water system we have today … This ruling ensures that Asheville can continue to own this great water system and continue to provide safe drinking water for years into the future.”
N.C. Supreme Court agrees to hear City of Asheville challenge on water system
At City Council’s annual retreat on Fri., Jan. 29, at noon Mayor Esther Manheimer announced that the N.C. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the city’s case opposing a state-mandated transfer of the Asheville water system’s ownership to the regional Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County.
Letter writer: City should use caution and stop water fluoridation
“Regarding Asheville’s decision to fluoridate our city water, I would like to suggest to Mayor [Esther] Manheimer she act on the side of caution immediately.”