Linda Low appointed as Communications and Community Relations Officer 

OWASA’s administrative offices will close on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day; University Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir will be open

Monica Dodson Steps Up as OWASA's New Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Recycling Manager

OWASA refinances outstanding debt to secure low interest rates

OWASA Board of Directors invites comments on proposed budget and rates in public hearings on Thursday, May 24th; a 2% increase in monthly water and sewer rates is proposed

OWASA’s landline phone service will be interrupted on Saturday April 14, 2018

OWASA completes temporary change in water disinfectant

OWASA offices and lakes will close on Friday, March 30th for the Good Friday holiday

OWASA customers may notice chlorine taste and odor in March and early April due to temporary change in disinfection

OWASA's Administrative Offices will be Closed Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

OWASA’s Administrative Office will Close at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to inclement weather

OWASA offices will close on Monday, January 15th, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holida

OWASA's Administrative Office will open at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan 4, 2018

2017

OWASA's water surpasses Federal and State standards; water testing kits mailed to customers are from a private company

Water flow from broken water pipe on West Rosemary Street caused temporary sedimentation and discoloration in Bolin Creek

OWASA expects to restore water service on West Rosemary Street later this evening; normal traffic expected Friday morning

OWASA continues water line repair on West Rosemary Street, will provide update by 8 PM 

OWASA continues water pipe repair work on West Rosemary Street near Pritchard Avenue, will provide update at 4 PM 

Wastewater overflow from pump station near Providence Road in Chapel Hill 

Prestwick Road sewer repair on October 25th will include work until about 7 AM on the 26th

Travel at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard with Hillsborough Street will be limited October 18-21 

Halloween blood drive on October 26th

OWASA's sewer work on Prestwick Road will involve night work on September 27th and early morning work on the 28th 

Hillsborough Street has reopened to southbound traffic from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Bolinwoood Drive 

Hillsborough Street is closed to through traffic between Bolinwood Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard due to gas line damage 

Preparing for water emergencies

Lakes will be open on Labor Day

Travel at intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard with Hillsborough Street and Umstead Drive will be limited August 14-18 

Blood drive at OWASA on August 23rd

John Morris and Ray DuBose appointed to the OWASA Board; Ruchir Vora reappointed 

Lakes will be open on July the Fourth; fishing license not required

OWASA takes additional actions to address taste and odor in drinking water; water continues to be safe 

OWASA distributes annual water quality report card, continues to surpass drinking water standards

Blood drive on April 25th 

OWASA resumes annual mowing and clearing of easements to help prevent wastewater overflows

Annual change in drinking water disinfection in March

Lake recreation season will begin on Saturday, March 25th

Blood drive on February 28th 

News releases by OWASA and Orange County regarding the water emergency, February 2-13

Offices close on Monday, January 16th for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Our offices opened at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 10th due to road conditions

Our offices closed on Monday, January 9th due to road conditions

2016

Offices close for the Christmas holidays

Our offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday (November 24-25)

Comments requested on proposed changes in Backflow Prevention Ordinance

Landline phones will be temporarily out of service for maintenance (5-7 PM, November 9th)

Lake recreation season will end on November 12 and 13; birdwatching on Wednesday mornings at the Cane Creek Reservoir will begin on November 16

Services sustained during Hurricane Matthew

OWASA Board of Directors seeks comments on proposed change in water rates for Multi-Family Master-Metered customers such as apartment complexes; public hearing on October 27th

OWASA services sustained during Hurricane Matthew, no damage found (Oct. 11)

Customers may notice water discoloration in area of East Rosemary, East Franklin, South Columbia, Raleigh and Hillsborough Streets (Sept. 26)

OWASA Board approves conditions for Mountains-to-Sea Trail on OWASA land near the Cane Creek Reservoir

Wastewater overflow at Eastowne Drive on September 14th

Work hours extended in East Rosemary Street water line replacement (Sept. 7-8)

Labor Day holiday

Blood drive at OWASA on August 24th

Testing of water at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools for lead 

Water line work to close one lane of West Rosemary Street near Andrews Lane and Amity Court today and Wednesday, July 12 and 13

Our lakes will be open on July the Fourth

Wastewater overflow on June 23 near Fordham Boulevard and Erwin Road

Blood Drive on June 23

Water pipe replacement begins on part of East Rosemary, Henderson and Hillsborough Streets

Our lakes will be open on Memorial Day 

Water leak on East Rosemary Street (April 26)

Water line repaired on East Rosemary Street (April 12)

OWASA resumes annual mowing and clearing of easements in early April to help prevent wastewater overflows

OWASA Board authorizes procurement and implementation planning for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Good Friday holiday

OWASA seeks comments on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Blood drive at OWASA on February 23

Water tank renovation near west end of West Cameron Avenue

Lane closings on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard due to OWASA work

Our offices will close on Friday, January 22; essential services will be staffed

Our offices will close for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but employees will ,be on call for water and sewer emergencies

2015

Blood drive on December 29

Christmas and New Year's holidays

Thanksgiving holidays

Please participate in our 2015 customer survey (survey closed on December 15)

Barbara Middleton-Foushee appointed to the OWASA Board

Lake recreation season will end in the weekend of November 7-8; birdwatching on Wednesday mornings at the Cane Creek Reservoir will begin on November 11

Halloween blood drive

Cane Creek Reservoir closed due to expected flooding and high winds

Lakes open for Labor Day holiday

Maintenance work to interrupt access to OWASA's telephone landlines and Manage My Account part of website (July 7)

Offices to close on Friday, July 3 to observe Independence Day holiday; lakes open for usual hours

OWASA seeks comments on June 25 on affordability outreach pilot program

OWASA seeks comments on June 25 on developing energy management plan

Blood drive on June 25

Interruption of telephone access June 22-26 and June 29-30 from midnight to 5 AM

Part of outer eastbound lane of Raleigh Road closed (June 12)

OWASA Board adopts budget with no increase in monthly rates for fourth consecutive year.

Manning Drive Lane closings due to sewer work (evening of June 9- early morning June 10)

Manning Drive lane closing due to sewer work (June 4-5)

Public hearings on proposed budget, capital program and rates (May 28)

Offices will close on Memorial Day but lakes will be open

Sewer work to close part of center turn lane on East Rosemary Street from 8 PM Tuesday, May 26 to 6 AM Wednesday, May 27

OWASA resumes annual mowing and clearing of sewer easements

Sewer work to close part of southbound Smith Level Road (May 14)

Sewer work to close sections of Smith Level and Booth Road travel lanes near Starpoint (May 11)

West Main Street sewer repair and lane closing (April 20-24)

Lane closings at Raleigh Road, closing part of Lindsay Street (April 27-29)

Blood drive at OWASA on April 23

One way traffic on West Main Street near James Street, April 20-24

Proper disposal of personal hygiene wipes (April 20) 

OWASA has resumed use of chlorine and ammonia to disinfect drinking water on April 1 (distributed on April 20)

Sewer repair on Smith Level Road near Starpoint April 9-10

Sewer repair and lane closings on Raleigh Road east of Country Club Road may be complete on April 7

Good Friday holiday (April 3)

Contractor for sewer repair to close lanes of Raleigh Road (March 30-April 2)

Chlorine taste and odor in water due in March and early April due to annual change in disinfection

OWASA restores service on South Elliott Road near State Employees Credit Union (March 25) 

East Rosemary Street lane closing (March 23)

Lake recreation season will begin on Saturday, March 21; basic fees waived for Lightning Brown Day

OWASA asks customers to check for and fix leaks

South Columbia Street northbound lane closings (March 9-13)

OWASA offices to open at noon on February 17th due to weather and traffic conditions

How to protect pipes from freezing

OWASA to release water from fire hydrants in downtown Carrboro; customers may notice discolored water

Does OWASA endorse companies which provide plumbing services?

OWASA refinances $25 million of bond debt, will save about $2.5 million over 17 years

2014

OWASA Board invites citizens to comment on the Draft Strategic Plan on Thursday, February 13th

2013

Fire hydrant maintenance in June

OWASA receives award for review of water distribution system

Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake will be open for recreation on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4th)

Blood drive on June 20th

$10 million project at Mason Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, improve treated water quality and further control odor

2013 lake recreation schedule

OWASA responded on  Monday, May 21st to a wastewater overflow in the Rangewood neighborhood west of Carrboro

Normal disinfection of drinking water with chlorine and ammonia ("chloramines") resumed on April 1

Please give the gift of life! Blood drive at OWASA on April 18th, 11 AM to 3:30 PM

Part of southbound lane of Smith Level Road will be closed on Tuesday, April 9th

Part of southbound lane of Smith Level Road will be closed on Monday, April 8th

Chlorine taste and odor in our water in March and early April due to annual change in disinfection; how to remove chlorine taste/odor

Our offices will close on March 29th for the Good Friday holiday

Some lanes at Cameron Ave. - South Columbia St. intersection to be closed Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 and 14, due to OWASA work

Ruth Rouse begins work as OWASA's Planning and Development Manager

Donors needed--blood drive at OWASA on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 11 AM to 3:30 PM

Limited number of customers in east Chapel Hill may notice discoloration and pressure changes on Tuesday and Wednesday due to testing

Our offices will close on Monday, January 21st for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

2012

Our offices will close for the New Year's holiday, but personnel will be on call for service emergencies

Offices close for Christmas holidays

Dusty Martin, Water Treatment Plant Operations Supervisor, wins State-wide award as A-Surface Operator of the Year

Testing of interconnections among OWASA, Durham and Cary water systems, Dec. 11-12

OWASA tests sewers with non-toxic smoke

Offices close for Thanksgiving holidays

Water tank in Carrboro will be cleaned and inspected starting on Wednesday, October 31st as part of normal maintenance

OWASA begins use of Twitter (Nov. 2)

Halloween Blood Drive (Wednesday, Oct. 31)

University Lake and the Cane Creek Reservoir will be open for recreation on Labor Day

OWASA offices close for July Fourth holiday, but University Lake and the Cane Creek Reservoir will be open for recreation

Drop-off program for unused medication on Wednesday, June 13 from 3 to 7 PM at the University Mall parking lot (South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill)

John Kiviniemi joins OWASA as Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Manager

Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake will be open for recreation on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28)

Citizens invited to public hearings at 7 PM on May 24th regarding OWASA's proposed budget and rates; no increase in monthly rates is proposed.

Medication take-back program sponsored by the UNC Department of Public Safety at Hospital Drive from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, April 28th

Blood drive at OWASA on Thursday, April 26th

University Lake and the Cane Creek Reservoir are open for recreation

Annual mowing and clearing of easements to help prevent wastewater overflows

OWASA repair to affect northbound traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Bolin Heights Drive on Tuesday from 9 AM to mid-afternoon

Offices closed for the Good Friday holiday (Friday, April 6th)

Plans for water service relocations on Martin Luther King Jr.Blvd.

OWASA responds to 2,000 gallon wastewater overflow near Albany Point in Chapel Hill

OWASA asks customers to check for and fix leaks

OWASA responds to 200-gallon wastewater overflow near Caswell Road in Chapel Hill

Blood Drive at OWASA on Friday, February 24th from 11 AM to 3:30 PM

OWASA responds to wastewater overflow near Ephesus Church Road in Chapel Hill

Our offices will close on Monday, January 16th for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

2011

Blood drive at OWASA on Thursday, Dec. 29th from 11 AM to 3:30 PM

Offices close for the Christmas holidays but employees will be on call for service emergencies

OWASA Board to meet with NC Water Resources Official on Thursday night, December 8th, regarding Jordan Lake Water Allocation Process

Our offices will close Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holidays but employees will be on call for service emergencies

Water tank near the west end of West Cameron Avenue to be cleaned as part of normal maintenance

Lake recreation season will end this weekend (November 12 and 13); our lakes will reopen in March, 2012

OWASA receives Platinum Award for Utility Excellence from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

OWASA offers paperless billing and on-line account access

Kenneth Loflin, OWASA's Manager of Water Supply and Treatment, wins Operator of the Year award from the NC Waterworks Operators Association

Results of OWASA’s triennial testing for lead in tap water: below the detectable level of 3 parts per billion

Umstead Drive reopens for normal traffic

Donors needed at annual Halloween Blood Drive on Friday, October 28th; blood supplies have dropped to critical levels

The part of Umstead Drive from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Umstead Park is open for normal traffic

Terri Buckner joins the OWASA Board

Ms. Dana Stidham and Will Raymond join the OWASA Board of Directors

Our lakes will be open for recreation on the Labor Day holiday (Monday, Sept. 5)

Blood drive on August 25th is dedicated to Engineering Technician Sandy Beckham in honor of his 32 years of service

Village Drive - Umstead Drive intersection will close from August 15th to November

OWASA distributes annual report on treatment and recycling of wastewater and biosolids

OWASA offers the choice of larger monthly donations to the Taste of Hope Customer Assistance Program

OWASA issues annual Water Quality Report Card

Our offices will close for the holiday on Monday, July 4th; the Cane Creek Reservoir and University Lake will be open for recreation

Donors needed for blood drive at OWASA on Thursday, June 23

OWASA responded on Wednesday, June 22nd to a 2,500 gallon wastewater spill near Concordia Court in Chapel Hill

OWASA becomes the ninth water utility in the United States to receive the "Excellence in Water Treatment" award from the Partnership for Safe Water

Monthly water and sewer rates will increase 2% in October

University Lake and the Cane Creek Reservoir wil be open for recreation on the Memorial Day holiday (Monday, May 30th)

OWASA invites customers to comment in public hearings tonight (Thursday, May 26th) on the proposed FY 2012 budget, 5-year capital improvement program and proposed rate increase

OWASA enhances on-line account information in "Manage My Account" webpages

Medication  Drop-Off Program on Wednesday, May 18th at University Mall

Umstead Drive will be closed to through traffic until this fall due to sewer replacement project along Bolin Creek from bridge near Greene Street (east of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to Estes Drive

OWASA resumes annual mowing and clearing of sewer easements

John A. Young joins the OWASA Board of Directors

Donors needed for blood drive at OWASA  on Thursday, April 28th

Sewer project will affect Umstead Drive starting in May, help prevent wastewater overflows

OWASA offices and University Lake closed for the Good Friday holiday (April 22)

OWASA to receive drinking water from Durham on Thursday (April 14, 2011) due to work at the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant

OWASA resumes drinking water disinfection with chlorine and ammonia; some chlorine taste and odor may be noticeable in early April

Our 2011 lake recreation season has begun

OWASA reports lakes rise from 78% to 83% (April 1 news release)

Customers may notice chlorine taste and odor in our water in March and early April because of an annual change in disinfection

Operation Medicine Drop Off for safe disposal of unused medication--March 24th in Hillsborough

Donors needed for Blood Drive on February 24th

Our offices will close on Monday, January 17th for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

How to protect pipes from freezing

2010

Our offices will close on Friday, December 31st, for the New Year's holiday

Our offices will close for the holidays from December 22nd through the 24th

OWASA invites citizens to comment at community meeting on Tuesday, November 30th on draft plan for sustainable management of OWASA's forest lands

Thanksgiving holidays

OWASA responded to a wastewater overflow of about 515 gallons on Monday, November 22, 2010

OWASA seeks comments by November 11, 2010 on proposed Water Shortage Response Plan

Halloween Blood Drive on Friday, Oct. 29

Refinancing $22 million of bonds will save $2.3 million over 17 years

Labor Day holiday

Smoke testing in early September

July the Fourth holiday

Annual budget and rate decisions in June

Smoke testing of sewers in June

Public hearings May 27th on proposed budget, capital program and rate increase

Water Quality Report Card including laboratory test results for 2009 calendar year

OWASA resumes disinfection of drinking water with chlorine and ammonia

Good Friday holiday

Lakes reopen for recreation on Saturday, March 27

Chlorine disinfection of drinking water in March (annual change)

Community meeting on Feb. 24, 2010 regarding draft forestry management plan for OWASA land north of Cane Creek Reservoir

Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday, January 18th

Protecting water pipes from freezing in cold weather

New Year's Day holiday

2009

OWASA honors the late W. Everett Billingsley, the utility's first Executive Director

OWASA phone lines temporarily out of service night of December 16th

OWASA's lakes filled on December, 9, 2009 for the first time since June 15, 2009

Offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Wastewater overflow near Rosewalk Lane in Carrboro on November 11, 2009