To be an innovative water industry leader for the 21st Century.


To provide safe, reliable and affordable water to residents, businesses and industries in Central New York in a manner protective of water resources and the environment.

Adopted by OCWA Board of Directors January 17, 2024

Serving CNY

OCWA proudly serves 340,000 residents in five counties in Central New York, including Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida and Cayuga.  Click on the following link to see a complete map of our system.

OCWA System Map

OCWA Timeline

The Early Years Article