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Summary of the OWASA Board's meeting on March 23rd 

Friday, March 24, 2017 9:50:00 AM
Please note: The summary below was prepared by OWASA staff and is not approved by the OWASA Board of Directors. OWASA’s webpage with Board meeting information includes the Board's adopted minutes, agenda materials, staff’s meeting summaries, audio... read more

Recreation season at the Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake will begin Saturday (March 25) 

Monday, March 20, 2017 11:51:00 AM
University Lake and the Cane Creek Reservoir will reopen for recreation on Saturday, March 25th. Basic fees will be waived in honor of Lightning Brown Day. On Saturday, March 25th, University Lake and the Cane Creek Reservoir will reopen for... read more

Customers may notice chlorine taste and odor in March and early April due to annual change in drinking water disinfection 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:16:00 PM
In March, OWASA will use chlorine instead of chloramines to disinfect our drinking water. Chloramines are a compound of chlorine and ammonia which OWASA has used since 2002 for disinfection in months other than March. Disinfection with... read more

Inter-Faith Council seeks donations to assistance fund 

Sunday, February 26, 2017 4:44:00 PM
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service has established a donation account to assist residents of apartments near Foxcroft Drive which were flooded when a large OWASA water line broke on Friday, February 3rd. When the pipe broke, six... read more

Letter to Orange County, Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and University about the 40th anniversary of OWASA's service to the community  

Friday, February 24, 2017 3:22:00 PM
To read a letter from John Young, Chair of the OWASA Board of Directors, to Chancellor Carol Folt, Mayor Pam Hemminger, Mayor Lydia Lavelle and Chair Mark Dorosin, please click here. read more

Job Opening: Utilities Engineer. Apply by April 7. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:50:00 PM
Pay range: $57,839 - $89,070. For more information, please click here. read more

Timeline of actions by OWASA and the Orange County Health Department regarding February 2017 water emergency 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:01:00 PM
Timeline of Actions Taken by OWASA and the Orange County Health Department in Regards to the February 2017 Water Emergency On February 2, 2017, OWASA’s water supply was disrupted by an over-feed of fluoride at its water treatment plant on the... read more

Blue Thumb newsletter, February 2017 

Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:19:00 PM
For the February 2017 Blue Thumb newsletter, please click here. This issue includes Proper disposal of fat, oil and grease helps prevent wastewater overflows; annual chlorine disinfection in March may cause chlorine taste and odor in... read more

Updating our Long-Range Water Supply Plan 

Monday, December 19, 2016 2:00:00 PM

For information, please click here.

Water rate for multi-family master metered customers such as apartment complexes will change to year-round in May 2017 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:38:00 AM
On Thursday night, December 8th, the OWASA Board of Directors approved a change to a year-round water rate for multi-family master-metered (MFMM) accounts such as apartment complexes. The change will go into effect on May 1, 2017. For MFMM... read more
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