UPDATE: Boil Advisory Lifted

Jan 8, 2020

The City of Asheville has lifted the system-wide boil advisory issued earlier this morning.

However, the city says in a news release the advisory remains in effect for 1,000 customers in East Asheville.

Early on Wed., the City originally urged residents city-wide to boil their water, due to a 24-inch transmission waterline being ruptured Tues. night.

The city says as Water Maintenance worked through this repair Wed., they discovered not all customers would be affected. Customers affected are from Bee Tree Road to Upper Grassy Branch Road.

Posted at 7:00am

Residents of Asheville are being urged to boil their water.

At around 1:30AM Wed, the City of Asheville issued a boil water advisory due to a waterline repair at the East Asheville Pump Station.

The city says the lower water pressure increases the risk of contamination, so residents should vigorously boil tap water for one minute before consuming it. For updates on the water situation, the signup for the city’s text alert system can be found here

Once pressure returns, the city adds, it's possibible that some discolored water or air could be present in the lines. Customers are advised to run cold water for 5-10 minutes or until water is clear.