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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
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.

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Polk commissioners press on with plan for long-term transfer of county water system

July 23, 2015, No comments

At a July 20 meeting, a majority of the board indicated it supports the plan, which would transfer management of the county's system to a South Caroli ...

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 ...

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.

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    Economic tier designations change for 3 WNC counties
    January 13, 2015, No comments

    Every year since 2007, the N.C. Department of Commerce reviews the overall economic conditions for all of North Carolina's 100 counties. The department recently completed and released its new designations, which impact state funding resourc ...