OCWA Deputy Executive Director Retires

Anthony J. (Tony, A.J.) Geiss, Jr. recently retired as Deputy Executive Director for the Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) after 45 years of distinguished service in the water industry. Geiss began his career in 1970 with O’Brien & Gere Engineers.  … Continue reading

OCWA Manager Receives State Award

Tony Palamara, Water Distribution Manager for the Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) and Town of Lenox resident, was awarded Professional Manager of the Year—Water Resources by the American Public Works Association, New York Chapt er duringa ceremony held in Utica … Continue reading

Drinking Water Week 2015

The Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) invites the community to support National Drinking Water Week 2015, May 3-9, and celebrate water as our most precious natural resource! This year’s theme is “What Do You Know About H2O?”  It recognizes how … Continue reading

Poster Contest

As part of Drinking Water Week, we are hosting a poster contest for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students throughout the OCWA service area to showcase their ideas of What Do You Know About H2O? Submissions should fit on a … Continue reading

Frozen Service Lines

Extreme Cold Weather Leads to Frozen Water Service Lines – Customers Urged to Take Preventive Measures Due to the extreme cold weather being experienced throughout Central New York some OCWA customers have lost water service due to frozen water meters … Continue reading

OCWA – Year in Review 2014 Video

Urgent Notice – Demand OCWA ID

In light of recent events in the Town of Salina, regarding individuals posing as water company employees, please be advised of your right to demand proper identification from any Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) personnel at your door. Demand OCWA … Continue reading

Town of Volney – Airport Water District Ext. #2

WELCOME TO THE OCWA FAMILY As of Friday, December 19, 2014, the cooperative project between the Town of Volney, their contractor and the Onondaga County Water Authority is now online and you can connect to public water if you have … Continue reading


On Thursday November 6, 2014 the Onondaga County Water Authority, Metropolitan Water Board and the City of Syracuse will be conducting a joint test of the facilities that provide an interconnection between the three water systems.  The facilities are being … Continue reading

Value of Water Activity Booklet

As you are aware, clean water is essential to life. However, clean water is often taken for granted and its true value not recognized. Last year, a group of water professionals gathered to develop and distribute a simple brochure to … Continue reading