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Flushing Notice – Fayetteville Area Flushing Has Concluded For 2018

The planned flushing activities in the Fayetteville area has ended as winter weather moves into Central New York. Residents in the Fayetteville area may occasionally see OCWA personnel flushing hydrants, however this work would be in response to emergency water main or service repair work.  This type of flushing would be smaller in scale and [...]

2018-11-19T16:52:44-04:00November 19th, 2018|

OCWA Awarded $846K State Grant for Otisco Lake Improvements

OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—recently was awarded a $846,000 grant from New York State to make safety and efficiency improvements to its Otisco Lake intake and transmission main.  The grant was funded through the state’s Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA), a government program designed to support critical municipal water infrastructure projects throughout New York. The [...]

2018-11-16T09:31:55-04:00November 16th, 2018|

OCWA Provides Tips for Preventing Frozen Water Pipes

With winter finally upon us and snow accumulations expected in Central New York this weekend, it's that time of the year for OCWA customers to begin thinking about ways to protect your home plumbing from freezing. OCWA urges residents to take precautions to protect outside water services and home plumbing fixtures from freezing. Water lines [...]

2018-11-15T15:13:22-04:00November 9th, 2018|

Flushing Notice – Fayetteville Area

Flushing Notice – Fayetteville Area **As of October 24, 2018, flushing in Fayetteville is temporarily suspended. Once we are ready to restart the planned unidirectional flushing activities in the area, we will update the flushing schedule. NOTICE – OCWA is continuing to conduct unidirectional flushing in the Fayetteville area throughout this fall.  The planned flushing [...]

2018-11-05T13:41:16-04:00October 25th, 2018|

OCWA Replaces Water Main on Route 5 in Canastota

OCWA is in the process of replacing approximately 11,000 feet of 12 inch water main along the Route 5 corridor in the Village of Canastota/Town of Lenox. The current water main has had numerous breaks due in part to its location within the driving lane of Route 5.  Water main breaks cause damage to this [...]

2018-10-30T11:06:34-04:00October 24th, 2018|

Flushing Notice – Fayetteville Area

Flushing Notice – Fayetteville Area NOTICE – OCWA is conducting water main flushing in the Fayetteville area. The flushing will be conducted Sunday nights through Friday mornings, during the overnight hours of 10:30 PM to 6:00 AM. Please see our Flushing Zone Street Listing to determine which flushing zone (1, 2, 3, or 4) your [...]

2018-10-25T16:02:38-04:00October 16th, 2018|

Bernhard’s Bay Water District Update 10/15/18

Bernhard’s Bay Water District Update 10/15/18 Today, OCWA is happy to announce the acceptance of the majority of the Bernhard’s Bay Water District. As of today (10/15/18), an additional section of Johnson Road has been accepted. There are still some addresses on Johnson Road that have not been accepted as construction is not complete in [...]

2018-10-16T09:59:21-04:00October 15th, 2018|

OCWA Celebrates Imagine a Day Without Water

You can’t live without water. Your body can’t function without water. You can’t make your coffee or tea in the morning; no shower, no toilet flushing, no water to brush your teeth or swallow medication. Your dog or cat is parched, hospitals can’t operate, fires rage, cooking is tough, cleaning is nearly impossible, restaurants can’t [...]

2018-10-10T16:08:53-04:00October 10th, 2018|

Bernhard’s Bay Water District Update 10/4/18

Today, OCWA is happy to announce the acceptance of the majority of the Bernhard’s Bay Water District. Portions of Johnson Road have NOT been accepted, as construction is not complete in that area. Please check the link in this article to see what areas are now open for customers to contact our Customer Service Department [...]

2018-10-04T09:28:07-04:00October 4th, 2018|

OCWA Freshens Its Look

OCWA--Central New York's Water Authority--has recently embarked on a proactive maintenance initiative to perform exterior cleaning of nine water storage tanks. Recent inspections identified the need for  intermediate cleaning to address foreign debris and to allow for further inspection of the tanks. The cleaning is being performed on the following storage tanks: 1) Old Westvale; [...]

2018-09-26T12:48:57-04:00September 26th, 2018|