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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 from June 26th to late September due to a 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

Orange County Agencies Seek Feedback on Response to the Water Interruption Incident on February 3rd and 4th 

Friday, June 16, 2017 10:05:00 AM
Orange County, NC (June 16, 2017) — Orange County and other agencies are seeking feedback from residents, businesses and visitors, on the response to the Water Interruption Incident from February 3-4, 2017 which affected OWASA customers and the... 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

Summary of the OWASA Board of Directors' meeting on June 8th 

Monday, June 12, 2017 12:01:00 PM
Please note: The summary below was prepared by OWASA staff and is not approved by the OWASA Board of Directors. OWASA’s webpage with Board meeting information includes the Board's adopted minutes, agenda materials, staff’s meeting summaries, audio... read more

OWASA is flushing throughout its water system to address taste and odor in drinking water; water continues to be safe. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 4:02:00 PM
OWASA said Tuesday it is increasing the release of water from hydrants throughout the utility’s 380 miles of pipes which began last week in the continuing work to address taste and odor in drinking water. The musty or earthy taste and odor... 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

Job opening: Utility Mechanic. Apply by July 7th 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:08:00 AM

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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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