OWASA Board of Directors Meeting Summary for February 25

OWASA’s Board of Directors met virtually on Thursday, February 25, 2021, and considered an agenda that included new conservation easements.

The Board of Directors is currently meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conservation Easements

The Board approved conservation easements on private land in the Cane Creek Reservoir Watershed. This will provide additional protection for OWASA’s drinking water supply.

COVID-19 Response

The Board received an update on OWASA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we continue providing the Carrboro and Chapel Hill communities with high-quality and reliable water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services throughout the pandemic.

Revenue Bonds

The Board approved Series 2021 Revenue Bonds to assist in funding capital improvements program projects.

Stream Restoration

The Board discussed a potential opportunity for OWASA to participate in a public-private partnership regarding stream restoration on OWASA property. The Board provided feedback to staff on pursing this partnership and recommended delay of immediate action, given current priorities.

Next Meeting

The Board will hold its next meeting remotely on Thursday, March 11, 2021, via Microsoft Teams at 6 p.m.; a link will be provided here.

OWASA’s administrative office is closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Customers in need of assistance can still contact OWASA from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (919) 968-4421, emailing customerinquiries@owasa.org, or using the chat function available in the bottom-right corner of the web page. Please allow for additional time for OWASA staff to respond during this time. We appreciate your patience.