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Travel at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard with Hillsborough Street will be limited from October 18th to the 20th, 9 PM - 5 AM; and on October 21st, 9 AM - 4 PM. 

Monday, October 16, 2017 12:43:00 PM
Due to nighttime water line work by OWASA, travel on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be limited to two lanes at the Hillsborough Street intersection from Wednesday, October 18th to Friday, October 20th between 9 PM and 5 AM each night, and... read more

Summary of the OWASA Board of Directors' meeting on October 12th 

Friday, October 13, 2017 4:04:00 PM
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

Halloween blood drive at OWASA on October 26th 

Friday, October 13, 2017 10:50:00 AM
The American Red Cross and OWASA invite you to help save lives by participating in the annual Halloween blood drive at OWASA on Thursday, October 26th. OWASA staff will be in costume for the festive annual Halloween Blood Drive, and blood donors... 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 will begin meter upgrades this fall for the Agua Vista initiative providing better water use data and enabling early leak detection 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:58:00 AM
This fall, 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 efficiency of reading... 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

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

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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