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OWASA is hiring an Asset Management & Facilities Engineer 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:33:00 PM
Asset management is key to maintaining the community's water and wastewater infrastructure. It informs capital improvements planning and increases system resiliency. OWASA seeks a highly responsible, results-oriented Asset Management and Facilities... read more

Due to weather conditions, OWASA's administrative office will open on Tuesday, December 11, at 11 aam 

Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:30:00 PM
Delayed opening on Tuesday Due to winter weather, OWASA’s administrative office at 400 Jones Ferry Rd will have a delayed opening on Tuesday, December 11. The office will open at 11 am. Contacting OWASA for assistance when offices are... read more

OWASA is hiring a Utilities Engineer; apply now! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:51:00 PM
Be part of the team managing the development of the community’s water & wastewater system! Are you familiar with engineering and project management principles and practices? Are you passionate about delivering capital improvement projects... read more

Major Water Main Break in Front of OWASA’s Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant; Customers Should Limit Water Use to Essential Purposes; Water Tanks are Dropping 

Jones Ferry Road Closed in Carrboro between Bim Street and Barnes Street
Monday, November 5, 2018 7:46:00 AM
November 5, 2018 8:25AM – A main water line leaving OWASA’s Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant has broken. All OWASA customers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro should limit water use to only essential purposes. The main break is actively draining... read more

80% of OWASA’s advanced meters now installed, new supporting policies 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:31:00 PM
OWASA’s Advanced Metering Initiative has reached a major milestone: we’ve replaced 80% of the 21,000 meters that our team is in the process of upgrading throughout Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Part of our Agua Vista initiative, these advanced meters... read more

With the change in season, try bird watching instead of kayaking at OWASA’s lakes 

Friday, October 19, 2018 2:55:00 PM
Recreational boating including kayaking and fishing will close at Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake on November 10 and 11 respectively. On November 14, bird watching season begins again at Cane Creek! OWASA invites community members to... read more

The US Water Alliance asks people to imagine a day without water 

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

Ready to help neighbors following Hurricane Florence 

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

As the hurricane approaches, don’t be without water 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:46:00 PM
Strong winds and heavy rain are anticipated to reach Carrboro and Chapel Hill as Hurricane Florence makes its way closer to North Carolina this week. Depending on the severity of the hurricane, it is possible that water and wastewater services may... read more

Water testing kits recently mailed to customers are from a private company; OWASA's water surpasses Federal and State standards 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 9:14:00 AM
September 4, 2018 OWASA is receiving reports that customers have received water testing kits in the mail. These kits are from a private company, and its mailers are not affiliated with OWASA. In light of the inquiries, OWASA reassures... read more
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