Welcome to OWASA

Now accepting applications: Youth Water Academy!

Students grades 9-12 in Carrboro and Chapel Hill are invited to apply for the Fall edition of the Youth Water Academy. Over 5 sessions, participants will learn from OWASA’s engineers, operators, scientists, field crews and more, about the fascinating process of protecting and delivering the community’s water.

The Academy is free, and 12 spots are open. The deadline for applications is November 1st. Learn more about previous Water Academy graduates and apply now!


OWASA reservoirs at normal levels

The water stored in OWASA’s reservoirs (University Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir) are at near normal levels for this time of year: more than 80% full thanks to above average rainfall earlier this year. Track our Water Watch page for daily updates on rainfall, water supply and water use in the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community. We always recommend wise water use, because reducing water use means savings for the planet and your pocketbook! Learn more on ways to conserve and save.



Save water and save money - with Agua Vista

Track your water use with Agua Vista, the dedicated portal where you can view your daily water use and set leak alerts – savings for the planet and your pocketbook! Agua Vista offers the convenience of managing your water needs all in one place: track your use by the hour, day, week, or month; get customized tips on how to conserve; pay your bill plus view your billing history; and more. View more benefits and how to register now!



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.


Non-Employee Discrimination Complaints
OWASA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities. To learn more, or file a complaint, please visit our Non-Employee Discrimination Complaint Page.