Development Services Projects
Development Services projects are those which are designed, funded, constructed, and managed by outside entities that dedicate the facilities to OWASA upon completion. Typically, these are drinking-water and wastewater projects, and they represent most of the growth of our overall system. Development Services projects must comply with our policies, ordinances, and other requirements, including the OWASA Manual of Specifications, Standards, and Design for public water, reclaimed water, and wastewater facilities. Three factors play into our regulatory oversight of these projects: engineering design review, construction inspection, and acceptance of the new facilities.
Completed, accepted facilities, including deeds of easement, are conveyed to OWASA for ownership and maintenance.
A Service Availability Request Form requesting proof of water and/or sewer availability to a property is a requirement of both the Town of Chapel Hill and the Town of Carrboro for the issuance of a building permit. Developers, contractors, builders, and homeowners who need to request a Service Availability Form from OWASA can click the link above.
While OWASA’s primary focus through this pandemic is to protect our employees while ensuring the community is provided with safe drinking water and sanitation services, we intend to continue to support the development community with their projects to the extent possible.
In keeping with National and State guidance, OWASA has enacted precautions to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please click the link above for more information on electronic submittals and receiving inspection and testing services.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation following these measures.
Minority Outreach Program
At OWASA, we are committed to diversity, and we maintain a highly diverse staff. As a reflection of our commitment to diversity, this core value extends to the businesses with whom we work.
We actively encourage any and all qualified and minority-owned businesses to bid on OWASA projects. If you’ve never worked with OWASA before, you can find links to our standards, specifications, forms and more below to become more acquainted with our practices. For more information or to place a bid, email our project manager or call (919) 537-4229.