Traffic patterns back-to-normal on Raleigh Rd after gas main break
Wastewater pipe replacement work to resume tomorrow
On September 19, at around 2:30 pm, a contractor working for OWASA hit a gas line in front of the East 54 mixed-use complex on Raleigh Road near Environ Way and Hamilton Road during replacement of a wastewater pipe on Raleigh Road. Emergency responders evacuated one nearby building and closed Raleigh Road to traffic in both directions while the gas break was isolated. Around 3:15 pm, it was determined that it was safe to resume normal operations. Buildings were reoccupied and traffic patterns returned to normal. The cause of the line break is under investigation, and gas service is in the process of being restored to one affected building in the East 54 mixed-use complex. Work on the wastewater pipe replacement project will resume on September 20.
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Annual Wastewater Report Card
From July 2018 to June 2019, OWASA treated about 3 billion gallons of wastewater for the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community! We are pleased to launch our Wastewater Report Card and share that we met or surpassed all Federal and State standards. The Report Card is a snapshot of OWASA’s wastewater treatment process. It includes tips on how community members can help protect the wastewater system and information on how OWASA maintains the system. It will be mailed to all OWASA account holders. Printed copies can also be requested by contacting 919-968-4421 or email@example.com.
Wastewater pipe repair: Highway 54 & Raleigh Road
The wastewater pipe under Highway 54 and along Raleigh Road delivers half of the community's wastewater flow to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. About 700 feet of this pipe is corroded so we've developed a plan to replace it, starting with the installation of a bypass pipe at Oakwood Drive (so we can re-route the wastewater to access the corroded pipe). We anticipate the project will be complete in September. We apologize for any inconvenience throughout the project and will minimize disruptions as much as possible. View the updates page for project information and upcoming Community Construction Briefings.
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OWASA is Carrboro-Chapel Hill's community-owned, non-profit agency providing high quality water, sewer (wastewater), and reclaimed water services. In partnership with communities we serve, we are responsible stewards of our community’s sustainable resources.
In employment, business operations including but not limited to contracting and in all services to the community, OWASA does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin or political affiliation.
Our Customer Service Office is in our Administration Building at 400 Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro (next to the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant and the Barnes Street-Jones Ferry Road intersection). Our normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We are closed on major holidays. Here is a map to our main offices.