Gov. Bev Perdue says she will neither sign nor veto state legislation that would allow the Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County to also operate as a water authority, and changing the MSD board’s representation formula. That sets the changes on their way to becoming law.
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Hands off! Residents, officials give legislators an earful over water system
Asheville City Council members and manager talk with a Henderson County commissioner at the WNC Agricultural Center for a Feb. 21 public hearing. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
LIVE: Coverage of the state water-system forum
Follow #avlh2o for live updates from Xpress reporters throughout the all-day hearing, held by Rep. Tim Moffitt’s Metropolitan Sewerage/Water System Committee.
(Elected officials wait their turn to address the House Select Committee at the Western NC Ag Center Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Sense and nonsense: the debate over the future of our water system
With several forums held or about to be held, the topic du jour — what to do with our water system — local business owner Dwight Butner offers his thoughts on the issue:
At the risk of offending numerous people in and out of government who I deeply respect, some unvarnished candor and truth is in order.
Mere months before the many-headed Hydra that is the Regional Water Agreement is scheduled to expire, the central questions remain: Will Asheville and Buncombe County negotiate a settlement tying up all the loose ends? Will their lawyers wind up duking it out in court? Or will the General Assembly, like some legislative deus ex machina, […]