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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|

OCWA Employee Spotlight

This is the fourth in a series of monthly articles by OCWA--Central New York's Water Authority--highlighting some of our dedicated employees and the important jobs they perform on behalf of the over 500,000 people the Authority serves throughout Central New York.  Each month we're asking a different  employee a series of ten questions about his/her [...]

2019-11-08T16:38:46-05:00November 8th, 2019|

The Value of Public Water – The Cost of Clean

Have you ever thought about what you’re paying for when you buy water? Not exactly the water, but the means to keep water clean and safe for everyone! Water is more valuable than most Americans would ever think. OCWA - Central New York’s Water Authority - wants to remind our customers of water’s importance by [...]

2019-10-28T14:06:41-04:00October 28th, 2019|

Church Street and Chestnut Street Water Main Construction Update (Week of 10/28/19)

The Church Street and Chestnut Street water main replacement project is advancing to the Chestnut Street side of the project.  Expect traffic delays and flagging operations as this part of the project continues while OCWA proceeds with paving and restoration on Church Street. The Chestnut Street side of the project started on Thursday, September 19th [...]

2019-10-25T14:46:08-04:00October 25th, 2019|