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Summary of OWASA Board's meeting on September 14th 

Monday, September 18, 2017 9:25:00 AM
Please note: The summary below was prepared by staff and is not approved by the OWASA Board. OWASA’s webpage with Board meeting information includes the Board's adopted minutes, agenda materials, staff’s meeting summaries, audio recordings of Board... read more

Mowing and clearing of easements helps prevent wastewater overflows 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:48:00 AM
Every year, OWASA mows, clears and inspects 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 into a sewer to get... read more

John Morris and Raymond DuBose join the OWASA Board of Directors, Ruchir Vora reappointed 

Monday, August 21, 2017 11:52:00 AM
John N. Morris and Raymond DuBose took the oath of office as OWASA Board Members on Wednesday, July 5th. On May 22nd, the Chapel Hill Town Council reappointed Ruchir Vora to a second three-year term on the OWASA Board. Raymond DuBose... read more

OWASA distributes annual water quality report card, continues to meet drinking water quality standards 

Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM
OWASA continued to meet or surpass all Federal and State standards for drinking water quality in 2016. OWASA recently mailed its annual water quality report card, for calendar year 2016, to all accountholders. The report is also available on... read more

Annual report on managing wastewater and biosolids 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:01:00 PM
To read the annual report on the performance of our wastewater and biosolids management system, please click here. The report includes: A graphic summarizing the wastewater and biosolids treatment process. Proper disposal of fat, oil,... read more

Job opening: Utility Mechanic. Apply by Wednesday, October 4th. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:41:00 AM

Pay range: $33,621 - $51,777. For more information, please click here.

Part of Prestwick Road will be closed until late September due to sewer repair 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:31:00 PM
Part of Prestwick Road east of Hamilton Road will closed to traffic from Monday, June 26th until late September due to sewer repair On Monday, a contractor working for OWASA will begin a sewer repair which will close Prestwick Road to through... 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
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