Lakes will be open on July Fourth; fishing license not required

OWASA’s offices at 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, will close for Independence Day but OWASA’s lakes will be open for recreation Tuesday from 6:30 AM to 6 PM.

“On the occasion of our nation’s birthday, we cordially invite the public to enjoy the natural beauty and recreation at our lakes,” said Johnny Riley, OWASA’s Senior Lakes Warden. He added that “A fishing license is not required on July Fourth, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Contacting OWASA for assistance when offices are closed

When OWASA’s offices are closed, personnel are on call to respond to service interruptions, leaks in OWASA pipes, wastewater overflows, etc.

Customers are welcome to call OWASA at 919-968-4421 (24-hour number). OWASA personnel at the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant in Carrboro are on duty at all times and they receive calls to OWASA after normal business hours.

Account information and payment options

Customers may get account information or make on-line bill payments at any time through Manage My Account on the OWASA website, VISA®, MasterCard® and Discover® are accepted. Customers may also use the new pay by text option for bill payments. To register, please go to Manage My Account.

Information about account balances, payment due dates, etc. is available by calling OWASA’s 24-hour Customer Service line, 919-537-4343. To get information through this line, please use the 14-digit account number on the OWASA bill.

Customers may leave bill payments in the night drop box at the driveway in front of the OWASA Administration Building at 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro. Customers are asked to include their account numbers on checks.

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