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New opportunity: Water Treatment Plant Operator 

Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:32:00 AM
The team at OWASA's Water Treatment Plant team ensures water is available to the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community whenever it's needed. Be part of the team that delivers this vital community resource as an Operator on our team! We're seeking someone... read more

Seeking a Utilities Engineer! 

Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:15:00 AM
How does water get to people's homes? Where does it go when it's flushed down the drain? OWASA's engineering team designs infrastructure that makes this all possible! We're seeking a Utilities Engineer who has knowledge of engineering - and project... read more

Recreation at OWASA Lakes Closed Friday September 6th 

Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:02:00 PM
Due to predicted inclement weather associated with Hurricane Dorian, Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake will be closed for recreation on Friday, September 6, 2019. We anticipate that both lakes will be open for recreation on... read more

Wastewater: forgotten yet essential! OWASA meets or exceeds wastewater regulations 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:44:00 AM
From July 2018 to June 2019, OWASA treated about 3 billion gallons of wastewater for the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community! We’re pleased to share that we met or surpassed all Federal and State standards as highlighted in our annual Wastewater Report... read more

Recreation at University Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir open on July 4! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:33:00 PM
Summer is the perfect time to spend a day at the lake – for a picnic, sunbathing, gentle boating, and fishing! On this July 4th national holiday, and on weekends throughout the summer, OWASA invites community members to enjoy a relaxing day at... read more

Lead OWASA's asset management program: we're hiring an Asset Manager! 

Monday, June 3, 2019 11:16:00 AM
OWASA delivers water and wastewater services 24/7 for Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The assets that make this important community service possible: our treatment plants, pipes, specialized equipment, and more, provide the critical foundation for our... read more

We’re washing out our water tank on Nunn Mountain, a regular maintenance exercise every 3 years 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:46:00 AM
How much water do you have in storage? OWASA maintains five water storage tanks throughout Carrboro and Chapel Hill – representing about eight million gallons of water stored every day to ensure customers have access to it 24/7. Like any other... read more

Water Quality Report Card launched for Drinking Water Week 

Monday, May 6, 2019 1:01:00 PM
OWASA is proud to join communities across the country in celebration of Drinking Water Week, May 6 to 11. On this occasion, we are pleased to launch our Water Quality Report Card for 2018 and share that OWASA met or surpassed all Federal and State... read more

Wastewater pipe repaired on Rogerson Drive, repair of wastewater pipe under Highway 54 and along Raleigh Road underway 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:25:00 PM
On April 12, OWASA responded to a wastewater overflow at Rogerson Drive (near Raleigh Road) in Chapel Hill. The cause was a break in a wastewater pipe. Heavy rains increased the water that entered the system resulting in 2 additional overflows at... read more

2018: record setting year for rainfall! 

Monday, January 7, 2019 11:37:00 AM
OWASA has access to 128 years of rainfall data in our area. In 2018, we recorded our highest year of rainfall on record, measuring 74.74 inches at the Water Treatment Plant in Carrboro (on Jones Ferry Road). This is 27.57 inches above the 128-year... read more
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