Welcome to OWASA

For information on the water service interruption for about 26 hours on February 3rd and 4th, please click here.

We are a community-owned agency that provides water, sewer (wastewater) and reclaimed water services to the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community in southern Orange County, North Carolina.

We provide high quality drinking water and wastewater services through responsible, sustainable and creative stewardship of the resources and assets we manage.

In May 2011, OWASA became the ninth water utility in the United States to receive the Partnership for Safe Water's "Excellence in Water Treatment" award for achieving the highest level of performance in drinking water treatment. Please click please click here for  additional information from the Partnership for Safe Water. In 2016, we received  the Partnership's award for 5 years of excellence in drinking water treatment.

Our Customer Service Office is in our Administration Building at 400 Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro (next to the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant and the Barnes Street-Jones Ferry Road intersection). Our normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We are closed on major holidays. Here is a map to our main offices.