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OWASA responds to wastewater overflow at Rogerson Drive in Chapel Hill 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:25:00 PM
On the evening of Friday, April 12, OWASA responded to a wastewater overflow at Rogerson Drive (near Raleigh Road) in Chapel Hill at 9 pm. The cause of the overflow was a break in a wastewater pipe. We mobilized immediately to mitigate the flow and... read more
 

Flashboards being replaced at University Lake 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:21:00 AM
When University Lake was formed in 1932, construction of the dam at the lake included flashboards which enable water storage. OWASA has begun to replace the flashboards to ensure continued reliable water storage. Throughout the project, community ... 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
 

OWASA Budget and Rate Update 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:04:00 PM
2% rate increase to support continued delivery of high quality water and infrastructure improvements; fiscal year 2019 budget adopted On June 14th, OWASA's Board of Directors adopted the budget for July 2018 through June 2019. It includes a 2%... read more
 
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