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Route 11 Brewerton Water Main Replacement Update 5/13/20

OCWA’s water main replacement project along Route 11 has proceeded to the service installation phase of construction. The new water main has been installed, pressure tested, disinfected, bacteriological samples taken and passed.  Health Department approval has been received as well. During this phase, construction activities will once again ramp up in the area.  Construction activities [...]

2020-05-13T13:43:56-04:00May 13th, 2020|

OCWA participates in National Drinking Water Week

National Drinking Water Week is currently running through Saturday, May 9.  The theme for this year’s event is “There When You Need It.” Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have assured consumers that drinking water is safe to use as normal. [...]

2020-05-06T16:10:34-04:00May 6th, 2020|

How to safely restart building water systems after a prolonged shutdown

When businesses and organizations in Central New York are allowed to reopen in the coming weeks, there are potential water contamination risks associated with resuming water service in buildings that have been dormant for an extended period of time. Prolonged building water stagnation can lead to elevated lead, copper, and Legionella levels, as well as [...]

2020-05-18T13:12:54-04:00April 29th, 2020|

OCWA’s Southwood Tank is being Replaced

For those OCWA water supplied customers in the Southwood/Jamesville areas: As we continue to work for you - providing quality water to your residences and businesses - sometimes it can be a bit noisy and mildly disruptive for a short time period. For those of you in the Jamesville/Southwood area, removal of an old water [...]

2020-04-27T12:35:23-04:00April 27th, 2020|

Knowell Road, Richlee Drive and Lynnbrook Circle Project Updated 4/27/2020

The first portion of temporary water main on Knowell Road between Richlee Drive and West Genesee Street has been installed, disinfected and approved by the Onondaga County Health Department. OCWA’s contractor, Mainlining America, will begin connecting temporary water services along Knowell Road in the coming days. Most connections will be made to the home’s outside [...]

2020-04-27T11:59:00-04:00April 27th, 2020|

An Eyesore Removed in Camillus

As OCWA continues to work for you - providing quality water to your residences and businesses - sometimes it can be a bit noisy and mildly disruptive for a short time period. For those of you in the Camillus/Fairmount area, the recent sounds that you may have heard are due to the removal of an [...]

2020-04-24T14:02:39-04:00April 24th, 2020|

April OCWA Employee Spotlight

As part of OCWA’s monthly series highlighting some of our dedicated employees and the important jobs they perform, this month we’re featuring Chris F. from our Distribution Department.  Each month we’re asking a different employee a series of ten questions about his/her background, what he/she does at OCWA and some of the employee’s most interesting [...]

2020-04-15T15:03:58-04:00April 15th, 2020|

Knowell Road, Richlee Drive and Lynnbrook Circle Water Main Cleaning & Lining

OCWA has begun the first phase of the water main cleaning and lining process in Camillus. Currently, our contractor Mainlining America, is installing an above ground temporary water system. Residents along Knowell Road between Richlee Drive and West Genesee Street will be the first to see blue plastic pipe laid in yards and across driveways. [...]

2020-04-15T11:41:14-04:00April 15th, 2020|

East Molloy Road Water Main Replacement

OCWA has begun the first phase in the water main replacement along East Molloy Road in Mattydale. Construction activities associated with water main replacement projects are fluid, and ever changing as the work progresses. Our foremost concern is the safety of the residents and our working crews. As we advance in enhancing the water quality [...]

2020-04-15T11:13:41-04:00April 15th, 2020|