§ 93-42. Other Definitions. 
The following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings as listed below. To the extent that the
definitions conflict with the Authority Policies, the definitions listed below shall control. To the extent that
the definitions conflict with the regional water agreement, the Regional Water Agreement shall control.  
(1)
Applicant - The person applying for water from the water system and/or the water system
owned by the City and maintained and operated by the Authority by Extension or 
Connection, who shall be the Customer or his duly authorized agent.   
(2)
Authority Director - The Director of Water Resources for the City of Asheville or such 
other person as may be designated by the Authority.   
(3)
CCWSD - The Cane Creek Water and Sewer District.   
(4)
Connection - A physical tap onto the water system and/or the water system owned by the 
city and maintained and operated by the Authority which effects water service.   
(5)
County - Henderson County.   
(6)
Districts - The CCWSD and the MCWSD.   
(7)
Extension - A construction, alteration or expansion of mains which typically effects water
service to more than one customer. An extension which meets the definition of a regional
water line shall be considered a regional water line. "Extension" is used in this Part 2 
without regard to ownership. Extensions may connect into the water system and/or the 
water system owned by the City and maintained and operated by the Authority, but shall 
only be considered a part of the water system if owned by Henderson County and/or the 
districts, and shall only be considered a part of the water system owned by the city and 
maintained and operated by the Authority if owned by the city.   
(8)
Licensed Premises - The land area and improvements thereto to which water service from
the water system and/or the water system owned by the city and maintained and operated 
by the Authority is effected under written approval of the County, the Utilities 
Department, and/or the Water Department or the Authority as required by the terms of 
this Part 2.   
(9)
Main - A 2 inch or larger water supply line owned by the city or the County pursuant 
to the Regional Water Agreement. A main which meets the definition of a regional water 
line shall be considered a regional water line.   
(10)
MCWSD - Mud Creek Water and Sewer District.   
(11)
Person - Any natural person, or any entity having the capacity to contract within the State
of North Carolina. "Person" shall not include the County or the districts.   
(12)
Utilities Department - The Henderson County Utilities Department.   
(13)
Utilities Director - The Henderson County Utilities Director.   
(14)
Water Department - The Water Resources Department of the city carrying out both the 
policies of the Authority and any obligation to Henderson County.   
(15)
Water Service Agreement - An agreement providing for the connection to the water 
system and/or the water system owned by the City and maintained and operated by the 
Authority. A water service agreement shall be required for all connections, including but 
not limited to a connection to a regional water line. A water service agreement shall 
include, but not be limited to, provisions for billing, collections, and enforcement such as 
disconnection for failure to pay, and shall be signed by the customer, the Authority 
Director and the Utilities Director.   
(16)
Water System - All real and personal property constituting water sources, facilities, and 
appurtenances between and including the water source and the point of delivery (the 
water meter at the licensed premises) such as valves, pumps, pipes, mains, service lines, 
conduits, tanks, receptacles, fixtures, equipment and appurtenances to produce, convey, 
treat, or store potable water for public consumption. As used in this Part 2, the term 
"water system" shall be deemed to refer to the water system owned by the city and 
maintained and operated by the Authority in those provisions which have been 
incorporated by reference herein from the Authority Policies, unless specifically stated 
otherwise. As used in this Part 2, all other references to the term "water system" shall be 
deemed to refer to the water system owned by the County and maintained and operated 
by the County or the Authority pursuant to the terms of the Regional Water Agreement or
other agreement unless specifically stated otherwise. Regional water lines are part of the 
  
water system owned by the city and maintained and operated by the Authority and are not
part of the water system of the County until conveyed by the City to the County pursuant 
to Article VIII of the Regional Water Agreement.