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

Friday, July 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

Our Blue Thumb newsletter for customers 

Monday, July 10, 2017 4:21:00 PM
Please click here for our Blue Thumb newsletter, which includes information on our work to resolve taste and odor in drinking water. read more

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

Friday, June 23, 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

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

Job opening: Part-time Geographic Information System Field Technician. Apply by July 31st. 

Monday, June 12, 2017 9:44:00 AM

Pay range: $15 to $20 per hour. For more information, please click here.

Job opportunity: Solids Handling Supervisor. Apply by August 4th.  

Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:38:00 PM

Pay range: $49,132 - $75,663.

For more information, please click here.

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

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
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