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We're looking for a Maintenance Mechanic 

Friday, February 15, 2019 4:26:00 PM
Join OWASA and be part of the team delivering the community's essential water and wastewater systems. We're looking for a Maintenance Mechanic to to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations by performing preventative and corrective maintenance ... read more

Lab analyst needed! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:26:00 AM
The OWASA team is responsible for delivering water to 80,000 people in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, plus local schools, homes and businesses. We're looking for a Lab Analyst to join our team and help protect and deliver this vital community resource!... read more

We're seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to join our team 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:39:00 PM
OWASA is seeking a motivated team leader to join our organization as Maintenance Supervisor at our Wastewater Treatment Plant. The position is responsible for ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations of facilities, maintaining company... read more

We're looking for a Temporary Lake Assistant! 

Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:15:00 AM
Love the outdoors, being near water, and helping people? OWASA is looking for a temporary Lake Assistant from March to November to support its recreation program! This position will be based from both University Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir.... 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

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:53:00 AM
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

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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