The Town of Black Mountain, with assistance from the North Carolina Rural Water Association, is in the process of updating their Wellhead Protection Plan. This is a voluntary program intended to assist in protecting the Town’s water supply from contamination, and to identify vulnerable areas around their wells called "Wellhead Protection Areas." Another goal of this program is to make residents and businesses aware that chemicals and other pollutants spilled or dumped in the vicinity of the "Wellhead Protection Areas" can be drawn into the wells, possibly contaminating the community’s drinking water supply. A draft copy of the updated Wellhead Protection Plan is available for review and comment in the Office of the Town Clerk, 160 Midland Ave. The public is invited to review the plan and submit any comments or suggestions to the Town of Black Mountain. All written comments will be reviewed by the Wellhead Protection Committee, and any suggestions or comments that may be beneficial will be incorporated into the plan. Deadline for comments is March 31, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Town at 828-664-5052. Town’s Public Works Director and the NC Rural Water Association Source Water Protection Specialist also discussed the update of the Town’s Wellhead Protection Plan at the February 14, 2022 Town Council meeting.
Posted to the Town Bulletin Board 3/16/2022