OWASA Begins Phasing In Return to Normal Operations

Orange Water and Sewer Authority is beginning to phase back in some normal operations that were temporarily suspended in mid-March due to the spread of COVID-19. 

OWASA staff have been teleworking to the greatest extent possible since March 16 and will continue to do so indefinitely. Essential operations have been maintained on site at the Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant. Field crews have been responding to emergencies as needed across the service area and other projects as assigned. 

Beginning May 11, field crews will begin to phase back in work on preventative maintenance projects across the community’s water and wastewater systems and lab staff will be operating in a limited capacity. Measures are being taken to allow for all work to be completed safely.

OWASA’s administrative office on Jones Ferry Road will remain closed to the public indefinitely. Meetings of the OWASA Board of Directors will continue to be held virtually until further notice.

As some buildings in the community that have been closed or under-occupied are beginning to reopen, it is important to flush stagnant water from building’s plumbing lines. You can find more information about that guidance here. 

Additional updates will be provided as normal operations are resumed as deemed appropriate.