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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

Job Opening for a Water Treatment Plant Operator 

May 2, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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

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

OWASA’s advanced meters now installed, new supporting policies 

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

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

Jody Eimers and Bruce Boehm Appointed to OWASA's Board of Directors 

Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:35:00 PM
OWASA is pleased to welcome Jody Eimers and Bruce Boehm to its Board, both of whom recently took the oath of office. Mrs. Eimers, Scientist Emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the Office of International Programs, is an Orange... read more
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