ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) -- UPDATE, 8 a.m. Tuesday, 02-12-19 - The boil water advisory has been lifted.
The City of Asheville (COA) Water Resources Department reports an emergency water interruption due to a waterline repair on South Lexington Avenue from Hillard Avenue to Church Street and Church Street from South Lexington to Buxton Avenue. This interruption of water requires issuance of a Boil Water Advisory.
The City of Asheville is encouraging customers to vigorously boil tap water for 1 minute before consuming it. COA is performing laboratory testing and the advisory will be lifted when tests confirm the possibility of risk is not present.
When water systems experience low pressure or lose pressure, there is an increased risk of contamination. This does not mean that the water is contaminated, but that the possibility exists.
Once pressure returns, there is the possibility 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.
Properties in the affected areas are receiving this notification via the COA automated system or door hangers. Citizens may register for automated alerts by clicking on the Citizens Alert Sign Up Link located on the COA website here: www.ashevillenc.gov.