OWASA continued to meet or surpass all Federal and State standards for drinking water quality in 2016.
Category: Water Safety
Dear Carolina community, UNC-CH has partnered with Orange County, the Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill, and Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), to seek feedback on the Water Supply Emergency of Feb 3-4, 2017. This endeavor has been undertaken … Continued
OWASA said Tuesday it is increasing the release of water from hydrants throughout the utility’s 380 miles of pipes which began last week in the continuing work to address taste and odor in drinking water. The musty or earthy taste … Continued
OWASA said Tuesday that it is adjusting the water treatment process to minimize taste and odor in drinking water. An earthy taste and odor result from the growth of algae in OWASA’s lakes. Although OWASA’s treatment process removes algae, some … Continued
In March, OWASA will use chlorine instead of chloramines to disinfect our drinking water. Chloramines are a compound of chlorine and ammonia which OWASA has used since 2002 for disinfection in months other than March. Disinfection with chloramines has improved … Continued
The Orange County Health Department and Orange Water And Sewer Authority (OWASA) said Saturday afternoon that OWASA water is safe for drinking and other uses, but customers should limit use to essential purposes because water supplies remain below normal levels. … Continued
OWASA asked customers Friday morning to limit water use to essential purposes because water supplies in its storage tanks have fallen to reduced levels. OWASA expects to continue to receive water from the City of Durham for a few days … Continued