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OWASA Temporarily Removes Manning Drive Drinking Water Tank from Service for Regular Maintenance and Painting 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:24:00 PM

On Monday December 11, 2017, the OWASA Manning Drive Elevated Drinking Water Tank on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be taken out of service for regular maintenance and painting.

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Blue Thumb Newsletter (Dec 17 - Jan 18) 

Friday, December 1, 2017 12:10:00 PM

Our Blue Thumb newsletter for December 2017 - January 2018

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OWASA's water surpasses Federal and State standards; water testing kits mailed to customers are from a private company 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:06:00 AM
November 1, 2017 OWASA said Wednesday that several customers have contacted OWASA after receiving water testing kits in the mail from a private company. The private company and its mailers are not affiliated with OWASA. In light of the... read more
 

OWASA will begin meter upgrades in 2018 for the Agua Vista initiative providing better water use data and enabling early leak detection 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:58:00 AM
Updated October 31, 2017 In 2018, OWASA will begin upgrading OWASA meters with technology that will communicate hourly water use information. This technology will enhance our services in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area and will improve the... read more
 

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

Wednesday, October 4, 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 

Tuesday, October 3, 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
 

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, www.owasa.org. 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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