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OWASA resumed fluoridation of drinking water on Monday, October 9th to promote dental health 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 11:09:00 AM
On October 9, 2017, OWASA will resume fluoridating drinking water for the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community following completion and testing of safety and reliability improvements to the fluoride feed system at the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment... read more

OWASA's budget has no increase in monthly rates for sixth year in a row 

Monday, June 12, 2017 3:38:00 PM
On June 8th, the OWASA Board of Directors adopted the budget for July 2017 through June 2018. For the sixth year in a row, OWASA’s budget does not include an increase in monthly rates for water, sewer or reclaimed water service. For a... read more

Educational video on wastewater management 

Friday, May 26, 2017 2:39:00 PM
OWASA released a new video which explains how wastewater is collected, treated and recycled as a resource. The five and a half minute video is on OWASA’s website, OWASA seeks opportunities to present the video and discuss... read more

OWASA's plan to continue reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:07:00 AM
May 3, 2017 The OWASA Board of Directors recently adopted the utility’s first energy management plan. The plan supports OWASA’s commitment to comprehensively reduce its use of energy and increase use of renewable energy sources and specifically... read more

Letter to local governments and University about 40th anniversary of our service to the community  

Friday, February 24, 2017 3:22:00 PM
To read a letter from John Young, Chair of the OWASA Board of Directors, to Chancellor Carol Folt, Mayor Pam Hemminger, Mayor Lydia Lavelle and Chair Mark Dorosin, please click here. read more

Timeline of OWASA and Orange Co. Health Department actions in February water emergency 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:01:00 PM
Timeline of Actions Taken by OWASA and the Orange County Health Department in Regards to the February 2017 Water Emergency On February 2, 2017, OWASA’s water supply was disrupted by an over-feed of fluoride at its water treatment plant on the... read more

Updating our Long-Range Water Supply Plan 

Monday, December 19, 2016 2:00:00 PM

For information, please click here.

OWASA Board approves conditions for Mountains-to-Sea Trail on OWASA land near Cane Creek Reservoir 

Monday, October 17, 2016 3:27:00 PM
On Thursday night, August 25th, the OWASA Board of Directors approved the use of OWASA land for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST). “We are delighted to partner with the community and provide access to the natural beauty that lies hidden and... read more
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