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Henderson County News

City buys Laurel Park water system for $1, pledges $1M in improvements

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Noting that Laurel Park provided water to Hendersonville in the 1880s, Mayor Carey O'Cain endorsed an agreement that resulted in a merger of the Laurel Park and Hendersonville water systems on Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | water issues | water system

Henderson County News

City, Laurel Park poised to OK water merger on Friday

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Elected leaders of Laurel Park and Hendersonville will hold a joint meeting at 3 p.m. Friday to discuss the conveyance of the Laurel Park water system to the city of Hendersonville and potentially culminate years of talk about a water system merger by adopting resolutions authorizing the change. The city says the merger would mean lower water bills for Laurel Park customers.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | Laurel Park Town Council | water system | Hendersonville water system | water wars

Henderson County News

Golden LEAF Foundation helps city extend utilities to Garrison Lane site

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The Hendersonville City Council adopted a Grant Project Ordinance Thursday evening for the Golden Leaf Water and Sewer Project, which extends water and sewer lines to the new Garrison Lane industrial site. The new facility at that site is being developed by Jabil Inc., which is building a plant that will specialize in the company's growing business in diabetes care products.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonville | Hendersonville City Council | utilities | Development | water system | sewer systems

Fletcher Life

Ask Matt ... what's that clearing on Burney Mountain?

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Q. What is the big scar on Burney Mountain that you can see from Bill Moore Park in Fletcher?   Read Story »

Tags: utilities | water issues | water system

Etowah News

Rogue hydrant opening caused Etowah water pressure to drop

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The Hendersonville water department and the Hendersonville Police Department are seeking the public’s help in keeping watch over fire hydrants in the Etowah area.   Read Story »

Tags: water quality | water system

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Council directs manager to pursue city-county water rate equity

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday night took a potentially significant step toward peace in the long-running and bitter water war with Henderson County.   Read Story »

Tags: water issues | water system | 2017 water war

Henderson County News

City water exceeds EPA standards, report says

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Tags: water quality | water issues | water system | Hendersonville water system

Henderson County News

McGrady retreats on state oversight of water system

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady has retreated from a threat to put the Hendersonville water system under the oversight of state financial regulators, saying that bill had the desired effect of bringing warring factions to the negotiating table.   Read Story »

Tags: Asheville | water issues | water system | 2017 water war