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Ready to help neighbors following Hurricane Florence 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:47:00 AM
Christian Arvizu-Garcia (L) and Harrison Ray (R) were the first of many OWASA employees to volunteer to support hurricane recovery. They've prepped OWASA's Vac-Truck so it's ready to deploy. OWASA received an alert yesterday from NCWaterWARN... read more

As the hurricane approaches, don’t be without water 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:46:00 PM
Strong winds and heavy rain are anticipated to reach Carrboro and Chapel Hill as Hurricane Florence makes its way closer to North Carolina this week. Depending on the severity of the hurricane, it is possible that water and wastewater services may... read more

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

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 9:14:00 AM
September 4, 2018 OWASA is receiving reports that customers have received water testing kits in the mail. These kits are from a private company, and its mailers are not affiliated with OWASA. In light of the inquiries, OWASA reassures... read more

Jody Eimers and Bruce Boehm Appointed to OWASA's Board of Directors 

Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:35:00 PM
OWASA is pleased to welcome Jody Eimers and Bruce Boehm to its Board, both of whom recently took the oath of office. Mrs. Eimers, Scientist Emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the Office of International Programs, is an Orange... read more

OWASA Budget and Rate Update 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:04:00 PM
2% rate increase to support continued delivery of high quality water and infrastructure improvements; fiscal year 2019 budget adopted On June 14th, OWASA's Board of Directors adopted the budget for July 2018 through June 2019. It includes a 2%... read more

Meter Upgrades are Underway 

OWASA’s Agua Vista Program Will Enhance Water Service for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community
Monday, April 2, 2018 9:59:00 AM

OWASA customers are beginning to receive notification of upcoming meter upgrades as part of OWASA’s Agua Vista Metering Initiative. OWASA expects to upgrade about 1,500-1,800 meters per month and to finish upgrading all meters by June 2019.

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OWASA invites comment on proposed reductions in system development fees 

Friday, March 16, 2018 3:03:00 PM
In our continuing effort to provide affordable and high-value services to our current and future customers and in response to a new law passed by the North Carolina General Assembly, OWASA has recalculated its system development fees. OWASA... read more

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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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

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
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