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OCWA Water Main Construction Projects – Terms

Every year OCWA assigns construction crews to work throughout its five-county service territory making improvements to our water system in order to ensure that our customers continue to have access to safe, reliable and affordable water.  This is the first in a series of five articles to help explain the water main construction process.  This [...]

2020-02-19T11:18:31-05:00February 19th, 2020|

February 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 Anthony P. from our Storeroom (part of the Accounting 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 [...]

2020-02-05T14:16:23-05:00February 5th, 2020|

January 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 Mary Cate V. from our Accounting 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 [...]

2020-01-08T11:22:17-05:00January 8th, 2020|

Town of Lenox West-Central Water District Takeover

Town of Lenox West-Central Water District Takeover as of 12/20/19 The cooperative project between the Town of Lenox, their contractor and the Onondaga County Water Authority is fully operational. AT THIS POINT, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CONTRACTOR TO DISCONNECT YOUR WELL FROM YOUR DWELLING. "The system has been accepted for operation by OCWA. You can [...]

2019-12-20T12:50:53-05:00December 20th, 2019|

Lake Ontario Water Treatment Plant Upgrade – Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of articles about the major upgrades that OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—is making to its Lake Ontario Water Treatment Plant (LOWTP) over the next five years.  This article discusses the electrical upgrade component of the project which is currently ongoing.  In total, the entire LOWTP upgrade project is [...]

2020-01-08T11:24:12-05:00December 20th, 2019|

Stay alert for official OCWA employees

How can customers be sure they are dealing with official OCWA employees when someone visits your home or business to change a water meter, fix a leak or address some other water-related issue?  There are three easy steps you can take to ensure the identify of legitimate OCWA employees: First, understand exactly why the individual [...]

2019-12-11T15:09:37-05:00December 11th, 2019|

December 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 Brian D. from our Otisco Lake Water Treatment Plant.  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 [...]

2019-12-05T13:25:56-05:00December 5th, 2019|

Church Street and Chestnut Street Water Main Construction Update (Construction Completion 11-27-19)

Major construction activities for the Church & Chestnut Street project are now complete. OCWA contractor D.E. Tarolli, Inc. is currently in the process of paving and finishing lawn restoration. There are a few remaining items that will be addressed in the next couple of weeks, including final abandonment of the old main at the N. [...]

2019-11-27T15:20:05-05:00November 27th, 2019|

Environmental Project of the Year Awarded to OCWA

OCWA--Central New York's Water Authority--was honored to receive an Environmental Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association (New York Chapter, Central Branch) at the association's annual awards banquet held on November 14 in Canastota.   The award was in recognition of OCWA's recent successful replacement of the 500,000 gallon Oakridge water storage [...]

2019-11-20T10:53:56-05:00November 20th, 2019|

OCWA Receives State Conservation Award

At the recent New York Association of Conservation Districts (NYACD) annual meeting and banquet held in Cazenovia, OCWA--Central New York's Water Authority--was honored to receive the 2019 NYACD Partnership Award.  The award was in recognition of OCWA's longstanding support for and partnership with the Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District (District) in protecting the [...]

2019-11-13T16:22:27-05:00November 13th, 2019|