OWASA Holding Public Information Session Ahead of East Main Street Sewer Project

Orange Water and Sewer Authority will be holding a public information session on Wednesday, November 17, ahead of a sewer line rehabilitation and replacement project on East Main Street in downtown Carrboro.

The upcoming project will invest in upgrades for the community’s sewer infrastructure on East Main Street in Carrboro from the intersection with Rosemary Street to the intersection with Greensboro Street. The project will include replacing approximately 2,000 feet of sewer line, replacing eight manholes, installing two new manholes, and point repairs at two locations in the project area.

OWASA staff will be on site at 300 East Main Street on Wednesday, November 17, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions about the project.

Construction on this project is expected to begin in January 2022 and be completed by June 2022. That timeline could be extended by weather or other factors.

Normal work hours during the project will be Sunday through Friday 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Traffic will be impacted during the construction hours with a signed detour established. All travel lanes will be open at the end of each work period with no lingering impacts to vehicle traffic expected.

We understand this project will have an impact and apologize for any inconveniences associated with the project. The investment in the community’s infrastructure will help ensure OWASA continues to safely convey and treat the community’s wastewater and mitigate sewer blockages that can be costly to fix and have a negative impact on the environment.

If you are unable to attend the public information session, you can contact OWASA Utilities Engineer Deepthi Kalyanam via email or (919) 537-4215 and sign up for future email updates as the project progresses.