Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:40:00 AM
The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) is a non-profit public service agency committed to fiscal responsibility and sustainability. We understand that ratepayers' contributions to OWASA are important investments in maintaining and making more... read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:53:00 AM
OWASA’s new advanced meters enable daily monitoring of water consumption, faster leak detection, and greater water conservation by community members.
OWASA’s Board of Directors has approved a series of policies to support the operation of... read more
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:47:00 AM
October 10 is Imagine a Day Without Water. On this day, the US Water Alliance asks people to imagine waking up and not being able to take a shower, drink coffee, or make a meal. On this day, the Alliance asks people to remember the value of water.... read more
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