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Customers may notice chlorine taste and odor due to annual change in drinking water disinfection 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:16:00 PM
In March, OWASA will use chlorine instead of chloramines to disinfect our drinking water. Chloramines are a compound of chlorine and ammonia which OWASA has used since 2002 for disinfection in months other than March. Disinfection with... read more

Inter-Faith Council seeks donations to assistance fund 

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:44:00 PM
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service has established a donation account to assist residents of apartments near Foxcroft Drive which were flooded when a large OWASA water line broke on Friday, February 3rd. When the pipe broke, six... read more

Timeline of actions by OWASA and the Orange County Health Department regarding February 2017 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

Water Watch 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:45:00 PM

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Blood drive at OWASA on Tuesday, February 28th 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:27:00 AM
Donors of all types needed to increase Red Cross blood supply; OWASA Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 28th The American Red Cross and OWASA invite you to give the gift of life by donating blood at OWASA on Tuesday, February 28th. The blood... read more

Blue Thumb newsletter, February 2017 

Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:19:00 PM
For the February 2017 Blue Thumb newsletter, please click here. This issue includes Proper disposal of fat, oil and grease helps prevent wastewater overflows; annual chlorine disinfection in March may cause chlorine taste and odor in... read more

Proper disposal of personal hygiene wipes 

Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:56:00 PM
Baby wipes, other personal hygiene wipes and pet waste bags are solid waste and they should be disposed of with other refuse taken to a landfill. Some wipes and bags are labeled “flushable.” However, we have not found wipes or bags which break... read more

Updating our Long-Range Water Supply Plan 

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

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Water rate for multi-family master metered customers such as apartment complexes will change to year-round in May 2017 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 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

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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