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OCWA Spring Asphalt & Lawn Restoration

Spring is here and we're all excited about experiencing some much needed sunshine and warmth.  While we all enjoy these nice days, we also know that during March and April (and even May) we can experience significant rainfall, and even occasional snow or sleet. OCWA--Central New York's Water Authority--repaired numerous water main breaks and addressed [...]

2021-03-26T14:52:12-04:00March 26th, 2021|

OCWA Celebrates 10 Years of WaterSense Partnership

OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—is proud to celebrate it's 10-year anniversary serving as a EPA WaterSense Partner helping customers save water, energy, and money with water-efficient products, homes, and programs. WaterSense® labeled products and homes have helped people save 4.4 trillion gallons of water and more than $87 billion in water and energy bills.  WaterSense, [...]

2021-03-12T13:44:16-05:00March 12th, 2021|

March 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 Jeff B. 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 [...]

2021-03-03T12:03:26-05:00March 3rd, 2021|

Importance of Shoveling Out OCWA Hydrants

Imagine being a firefighter arriving at a fire and you can’t find the OCWA hydrant.  It happens. Central New York snowbanks have been growing larger and larger as of late. While firefighters have a map of hydrants they consult en route to a fire, what happens if the hydrant is buried in snow? This time [...]

2021-02-24T11:47:18-05:00February 24th, 2021|

Preventing Power Outages from Impacting OCWA’s Water Supply

The news has been filled lately with disturbing stories about how cold weather in Texas has knocked out power and caused residents to lose such basic necessities as heat and electricity.  The outages have also negatively impacted other critical public utilities, especially water systems. While freezing temperatures are nothing new to Central New Yorkers, they [...]

2021-02-19T10:01:03-05:00February 19th, 2021|

OCWA Water Storage Operations and Maintenance

Water storage tanks are an important, visible component of OCWA’s regional water distribution system.  Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of our water storage tanks is critical to our ability to safely, reliably and affordably provide water to our 500,000+ consumers.  These facilities not only help ensure that we provide adequate water pressure throughout our system, but [...]

2021-02-12T15:27:25-05:00February 12th, 2021|

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 Amy A. 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 [...]

2021-02-04T14:56:03-05:00February 4th, 2021|

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 [...]

2021-01-25T14:44:28-05:00January 25th, 2021|

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 Matt C. from our Distribution Operations 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 [...]

2021-01-15T15:30:52-05:00January 15th, 2021|

Operating OCWA’s Water System via SCADA

OCWA’s regional water system takes a lot of work to manage. Spanning five counties and consisting of over 2,200 miles of water main, it is a complex and dynamic operation. Our mission as one of the 125 largest public drinking water systems in the country is to provide safe, reliable and affordable water to our [...]

2021-01-13T16:21:54-05:00January 13th, 2021|
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