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Asheville Meter Services worker Shane Moore tests the accuracy of a meter at a hotel in Woodfin last Wednesday. According to the city of Asheville, the Capital Improvement Fee generates about $6.5 million every year. The fee is dedicated to maintaining the region's largest water system. Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press
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August 26, 2015, No comments

With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and investigative project looking at who owns the water in the 18 westernmost counties of the state.

Polk water system square

Polk County weighs 75-year transfer of its water system to a South Carolina district

July 16, 2015, No comments

The proposed transfer, to upstate South Carolina's Inman-Campobello Water District, is picking up speed and a flood of complaints at the same time. At ...

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Buncombe County budget app rolled out by local programmers

July 1, 2015, No comments

The objective of the application is to make the budget easier for the public and local government staffers to navigate, understand and discuss, accord ...

Drought map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Click for full-size image for all of North Carolina.

Hot weather, lack of rain brings drought back to NC

June 30, 2015, No comments

Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than two years.