From the CofA City News newsletter.
Clean water helps ensure healthy communities. The City of Asheville is dedicated to ensuring safe, clean water for its residents, upholding extremely high standards and best practices that include rigorous testing.
As part of the City’s unswerving dedication to ensuring safe, clean water, the water is tested at all three of Asheville water treatment plants three times daily.
The City is now adding an additional measure to its portfolio of safety measures: Boil Water Advisories.
The City of Asheville is dedicated to a transparent system of customer notification regarding water quality and is taking an additional step of adding a Boil Water Advisory to its toolbox of best practices. City of Asheville employees consider this new procedure a way to further enhance the integrity and cleanliness of its water.
“The Boil Water Advisory program is being launched as a proactive way of ensuring that Asheville customers have safe drinking water if an issue arises with a waterline break,” said Water Resources Director Jade Dundas. “Our program is based upon other programs within the state. A lot of research has gone into making our program consistent and comprehensive.”
The City is adding an additional level of water safety procedures for customers to use in the event of pressure going below a certain level (20 psi) during a water pipe replacement or emergency repair.
Scientific Name: Alternanthera philoxeroides A native of South America, alligatorweed was inadvertently introduced to Southeastern U.S. in the late 1800s. Its white flowers are clover-like and bloom a summer. Most commonly found floating in mats along the water’s edge, alligatorweed also grows immersed and even terrestrially. Its opposing leaves are lance shaped, 1-2 inches long, […]
Do you know where the water that flows into a storm drain goes? This water does not go to a treatment plant but flows directly into our streams, lakes, and rivers. Many people poor oil, paint, yard waste, and other pollutants into the storm drain because they think the water will be treated before […]
RiverLink and MountainTrue have developed informational kiosks for each river access point along the French Broad River Paddle Trail with a grant from the North Carolina Recreational Trails Program. Each kiosk focuses on historical and natural features of the river, as well as paddle trail information including maps and boater resources. These kiosks aid users and […]