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Panelists addressed a variety of moderator and audience questions about water ownership in Western North Carolina. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
October 28, 2015, No comments

From charges that one city uses ‘water as a weapon’ to a discussion of whether private or public entities are suited — and adequately funded — to manage drinking water, the most-recent Newsmakers event tackled questions about water ownership.

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Swain, Avery clerks of court adjust after state audits

October 12, 2015, No comments

Recent audits by the Office of the State Auditor identified similar problems in Avery and Swain counties, including insufficient safeguards for handli ...

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

Court of Appeals rules against Asheville in water law challenge

October 7, 2015, No comments

The battle over who controls Asheville’s water system will move up the legal ladder again as city officials say they’ll ask the North Carolina Sup ...

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UPDATED: SC water district hires firm to evaluate Polk County deal

September 17, 2015, 1 Comment

The Inman-Campobello Water District, which could manage Polk’s water system for 75 years under a controversial proposal, is turning to outside help ...