Local high school students are invited to apply for OWASA’s Youth Water Academy! The Academy introduces participants to the fascinating process of protecting, sourcing, treating and delivering the community’s water and wastewater. Over the course of five sessions, students learn from OWASA’s diverse and talented team of engineers, operators, distribution crews, scientists, administrative staff and more. They discover the behind-the-scenes workings to deliver safe and reliable water to the community — because water is vital to community development, sustainability, living healthy and having fun!
For more information, email our Communications Specialist or call (919) 537-4236.
On a hot summer day, as you stroll along the grounds of a Carrboro-Chapel Hill community event, keep your eyes peeled for the OWASA Water Wagon to get a drink of fresh, cool water and learn.
The Water Wagon appears at local arts festivals, school events and more. Staffed by volunteers from the OWASA team, it is a valuable resource and an interactive educational opportunity. Volunteers share information about water sources, treatment and conservation. When possible, we try to make our volunteer crews multilingual to make our information more accessible.
One of the favored features of the Water Wagon is the Water Wheel, a prize wheel granting the spinner water bottles, shower timers and other conservation materials. We also set out an OWASA doggie bowl, so that the whole family might quench their thirst.
There is no charge to book the Water Wagon. However, we receive many invitations to local community events. We are only able to deploy the Water Wagon approximately once per month.
For more information about the Water Wagon, email our Communications Specialist or call
We want to make water accessible to everyone in the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community. Not only do we want to literally bring water to you, we want to inspire your curiosity and help you learn more about the science and management of your water supply. That’s the goal of our Wonderful Water Educational Series.
Teaming up with local media, OWASA’s Wonderful Water Educational Series seeks to share information with the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community about our operations, facilities and the local water supply itself.
A prototype to Wonderful Water originated in 2015, when WUNC-TV broadcast a two-part series on the importance of clean water, including interviews with our staff and footage of OWASA facilities. Topics ranged from the water supply and treatment to reclaimed water and our biosolid recycling program.
Since then, we’ve partnered with local radio station 97.9 The Hill WCHL to produce Wonderful Water. The program is a monthly broadcast hosted by Aaron Keck, highlighting members of the OWASA team and community water ambassadors, and focusing on topics ranging from water treatment to conservation.