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Waterlines to be replaced in 7 Asheville areas

Waterlines to be replaced in 7 Asheville areas
Asheville Water Resources will be replacing waterlines and some fire hydrants and water meters in seven areas throughout the city. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Asheville Water Resources will be replacing waterlines in seven areas throughout the city, including lines along South Tunnel Road, Brevard Road and Swannanoa River Road.

The $4.5 million project is part of ongoing maintenance and system improvement and is expected to happen from late 2020 through 2021. On average, Asheville Water Resources has replaced about 25,000 feet of water lines each year for the past five years..

Workers will be installing 18,500 feet of pipe with this project consisting of 6-inch through 12-inch water lines.

Here’s a list of the projects:

  • Brevard Road — Installation of 950 linear feet of water line between Rex Drive and Morningside Drive to replace an older section of water line. This section of Brevard Road will be repaved after construction.
  • Brookwood Road (North Asheville) — This area will have approximately 3,200 linear feet of water line installed along Brookwood Road, Elk Mountain Scenic Highway with all new fire hydrants and water meters. Brookwood Road will be repaved due to the installation of the waterline.
  • Greely Street and Cove Lane — Installation of 600 linear feet of water line with new fire hydrants and water meters. The section of Greely Street and Cove Lane will be repaved as part of this project.
  • Joe Jenkins Road (Fairview) — Installation of 4,000 linear feet of water line with new fire hydrants and water meters.
  • Hazel Mill Road — This road will have 1,500 linear feet of water line installed with fire hydrants and new water meters. It will also include 3,000 linear feet of old undersized waterline abandoned that is no longer needed.
  • Muirfield Subdivision (South Asheville) — All roads within the subdivision will have new water lines installed and replaced along with new fire hydrants and water meters. The project will include installation of a total of 6,000 linear feet of water line. Also with this subdivision all roads will be repaved due to the installation of the waterline.
  • South Tunnel Road — This area will receive 900 linear feet of water line installation. An old undersized water line will be decommissioned. Multiple waterline services along South Tunnel Road will be transferred to the newer larger, existing waterline.
  • Swannanoa River Road — Installation of 1,200 linear feet of water line to connect two systems together between Bryson Street and Caledonia Road. This area will also have new fire hydrants installed.

Residents and property owners in the improvement areas are encouraged to visit https://publicinput.com/neighborhoodwaterlines for more information or to submit any questions they may have about these projects.

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