Friday UPDATE: Town Of Beech Mountain Issues Water Conservation Warning, Rationing (2018-11-21 14:19:16)

The Town of Beech Mountain has issued a boil water advisory until further notice. Pregnant women, infants and small children need to drink bottled water only. Level 5 Water Restrictions are still in place.

Water rationing is required. 

Water use by the Resort is from a separate system and does not affect the Town’s water supply.

Penalties will be assessed for noncompliance.

A statement will be released immediately upon being able to lift the restrictions.

This means no dish-washing, no washing machines, limited hygienic use of toilets. There will be continued water distribution at Fire Station 2 at 513 St. Andrews today until 4:00 pm. Saturday, November 24th and Sunday the 25th water distribution will be at Town Hall, 403 Beech Mountain Parkway from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The YMCA in Linville has opened its doors for those needing to take showers today and Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. We are still at Level 5 Water restriction. Please stay tuned to media outlets and the Towns’ web page for more information. Updates will take place each day midday until the crisis is over.

Many questions are being asked about the cause of the water crisis in Beech Mountain. There was no major work scheduled for the holiday week. Cleaning, and videoing of the gate valve structure was scheduled as routine. Any city utilities work 365 days a year 24 hour a day. This specialized inspection work did involve divers in Buckeye Lake. There was no construction project scheduled. In the final day of inspection work a diver became stuck in the gate structure. After approximately four hours he was rescued and transported to a hospital. This inspection work is part of the Town’s goal to secure a permanent reliable second water source so that we don’t have to rely on trucking water in during a emergency. The gate could not be closed resulting in loss of water and the current situation that exists. The gate was closed yesterday and water from other sources is being added to the Towns water system by commercial water transporters. If you have additional questions, please email

Town Hall
403 Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain, NC 28604-8012
Phone: 828.387.4236 Police: 828.387.2342