Feb 22 & 23: Take Action for the Future of Asheville’s Water System

The fate of Asheville’s water system is on the line and community members are encouraged to speak out and take action for our water. There are two upcoming opportunities to get involved:

Asheville Green Drinks

Join Asheville Green Drinks and the Western North Carolina Alliance to learn about the legislative study committee discussing the future of Asheville’s water system and what you can do to influence the outcome

Who: Asheville Green Drinks
When: Wednesday, February 22, 5:30–7:30
Where: Posana Café, 1 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

There will be a public hearing on February 23 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher (see below), and we will talk at Green Drinks about the implications of different options for the system and the important messages to send the study committee when they are here.

 

North Carolina General Assembly Public Meeting

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

When: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Virginia C. Boone Mountain Heritage Building
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center (WNC Ag Center) 1301 Fanning Bridge Road Fletcher, NC 28732 Fletcher, NC – (828) 687-1414

http://www.wncagcenter.org/facility-information/boone-building.html

The Committee will be hearing comments about regional water and sewer issues involving increasing efficiencies in the delivery of services, realization of economies of scale through better planning, engineering and administration as well as the important role water and sewer has in Economic Development for our area. We will also accept comments regarding the public water system managed by the City of Asheville along the 3 publicly stated potential study outcomes: 1) The water system remains managed by the City of Asheville; 2) The creation of an independent regional water authority similar to MSD or 3) Merging the water system with MSD creating a regional authority. Please arrive 30 minutes before your time block to sign up to speak. Each speaker will be limited to 3 minutes.

Agenda:

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. / Sign up
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / Elected Officials
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / City of Asheville Residents
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Break
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Buncombe County Residents
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Henderson County Residents
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Business Community

If you are unable to attend or have any questions concerning this meeting, please contact Lisa

Kennedy (Committee Clerk) at 919-715-3017.

 

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