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OWASA water continues to be safe, work continues to resolve taste and odor 

Monday, May 22, 2017 5:33:00 PM
OWASA said Monday that its drinking water continues to be safe, and work continues to resolve taste and odor issues. Over the past week, several dozen customers have reported an earthy or musty taste and odor in OWASA water. The taste and odor... read more

Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake will be open on Memorial Day 

Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:51:00 AM
OWASA’s administrative offices at 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, will close on Monday, May 29th for the Memorial Day holiday. However, the Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake will be open Monday from 6:30 AM to 6 PM. When OWASA’s... read more

Job opportunity: Utilities Engineer. Apply by Friday, June 16th. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:57:00 PM

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OWASA launches plan to continue investment and commitment to 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

Educational video on wastewater management 

Wednesday, April 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

Work on water tank at Old Fayetteville Road does not affect water pressure/flow 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:12:00 PM
A contractor hired by OWASA plans to begin cleaning and painting OWASA’s water tank on Old Fayetteville Road on Thursday. The tank is on the east side of Old Fayetteville Road north of McDougle Middle School. The work will last six to eight... read more

Water rate for multi-family master metered customers changed to year-round on May 1 

Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:38:00 AM
On Thursday night, December 8th, the OWASA Board of Directors approved a change to a year-round water rate for multi-family master-metered (MFMM) accounts such as apartment complexes. The change will go into effect on May 1, 2017. For MFMM... read more

Mowing and clearing of easements helps prevent wastewater overflows 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:48:00 AM
OWASA has begun the annual mowing, clearing and inspection of its sanitary sewer easements. This work, which includes trimming trees and shrubs where needed, is intended to: help prevent roots from entering cracks in sewers. When roots get... 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
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