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We're hiring for a Utility Mechanic! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:59:00 PM
Be part of the team that delivers essential water and wastewater services to the community! We are seeking a motivated team player for the role of Utility Mechanic III. No two days are ever the same as the role comes with diverse tasks such as... read more

Wastewater: forgotten yet essential! OWASA meets or exceeds wastewater regulations 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:44:00 AM
From July 2018 to June 2019, OWASA treated about 3 billion gallons of wastewater for the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community! We’re pleased to share that we met or surpassed all Federal and State standards as highlighted in our annual Wastewater Report... read more

Lead OWASA's asset management program: we're hiring an Asset Manager! 

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

We’re washing out our water tank on Nunn Mountain, a regular maintenance exercise every 3 years 

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

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

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

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
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