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OCWA Water Quality Series – Emerging Contaminants

This is the second in a series of articles discussing issues relating to the quality of water provided by OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority. Today’s article focuses on three human-made substances generally referred to as “emerging contaminants”--1,4-Dioxane,  PFOA (or perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (or perfluorooctanoic sulfontate).  These particular chemicals are important to OCWA and its [...]

2020-08-14T15:19:55-04:00August 14th, 2020|

August 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 Ken B. from our Water Quality 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 [...]

2020-08-05T15:53:31-04:00August 5th, 2020|

OCWA Water Quality Series – Lead

This is the first in a series of articles discussing issues relating to the quality of water provided by OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority.  Our first article focuses on lead in drinking water. Background If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.  While lead is [...]

2020-07-23T15:05:05-04:00July 23rd, 2020|

OCWA Water Main Construction Projects – What to Expect After Construction

This is the last in a series of five articles explaining how OCWA–Central New York’s Water Authority–plans for, constructs and integrates water main improvement projects into our five-county service territory.  Today’s article illustrates what homeowners and businesses can expect to see after construction during the restoration phase, including a photographs of the types of activities [...]

2020-07-15T16:01:16-04:00July 15th, 2020|

OCWA Employee Wins Young Professional of the Year Award

OCWA–Central New York’s Water Authority–was recently honored to have one of its Engineering Department employees, Cory McCarthy, receive the 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award from the American Water Works Association, New York State Section.   The award recognizes the finest young (ages 21 - 35) water professionals with outstanding and creative approaches in the [...]

2020-07-08T13:13:13-04:00July 8th, 2020|

July 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 Andy K. from our Accounting Department (Purchasing).  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 [...]

2020-07-01T13:55:08-04:00July 1st, 2020|

OCWA Water Main Construction Projects – What to Expect During Construction

This is the fourth in a series of five articles explaining how OCWA–Central New York’s Water Authority–plans for, constructs and integrates water main improvement projects into our five-county service territory.  Today’s article illustrates what homeowners and businesses can expect to see during construction, including a sample notice that OCWA will provide to all impacted customers [...]

2020-06-26T14:35:51-04:00June 26th, 2020|

OCWA Water Main Construction Projects – What to Expect Before Construction Begins

This is the third in a series of five articles explaining how OCWA–Central New York’s Water Authority–plans for, constructs and integrates water main improvement projects into our five-county service territory.  Today's article illustrates what homeowners and businesses can expect to see prior to construction commencing, including a sample notice that OCWA will mail to all [...]

2020-06-17T08:24:44-04:00June 17th, 2020|

OCWA Wins 2020 Project of the Year Award

OCWA--Central New York's Water Authority--was recently honored to be awarded the 2020 Project of the Year from the New York Section American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art 500,000 gallon elevated water storage tank in the Town of Camillus.  The award will be presented at NYSAWWA's awards program to be [...]

2020-06-10T10:53:06-04:00June 10th, 2020|

June 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 Andrew W. from our Administration 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 [...]

2020-06-08T10:02:05-04:00June 3rd, 2020|