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Staying Hydrated In The Winter

Staying hydrated should not just be a summertime focus, it is equally important to stay hydrated during the winter months. The standard guideline is that individuals should drink eight glasses of water each day. Below are some health benefits to staying hydrated in the winter. Avoiding Winter Dehydration As winter approaches, we find ourselves putting [...]

2022-11-30T16:20:06-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Happy Thanksgiving from OCWA

OCWA would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving by sharing a few tips to help conserve water on the holiday. Tips for Thanksgiving Day Water Conservation - Clean vegetables in a sink or pan partially filled with water rather than running water from the tap. - If you wash dishes by hand, rinse them [...]

2022-11-23T14:34:36-05:00November 23rd, 2022|

OCWA celebrates National GIS Day

Today, OCWA is celebrating National GIS Day. GIS, or geographic information systems, is a computer system that analyzes and displays geographically referenced information. It uses data that is attached to a unique location. OCWA uses GIS to record and track our over 14,000 fire hydrants, 22,000 valves, and approximately 2300 miles of watermain. Traditional paper [...]

2022-11-16T08:44:07-05:00November 16th, 2022|

How to Winterize Outdoor Faucets

Step 1: Shut off water In order to winterize your outdoor faucets, you need to know if your home has an interior shut-off valve. Usually, the valve is located on the interior wall of the house, directly behind the outside faucet. It will have either a gate valve (wheel-shaped handle) or a ball valve (lever-shaped [...]

2022-11-08T15:49:44-05:00November 9th, 2022|

50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and the 35th anniversary of the Water Quality Act. These two pieces of legislation were, and still are, critical to ensuring that we here at OCWA, Central New York’s Water Authority, are able to deliver clean and reliable water to our customers at an [...]

2022-11-02T12:17:33-04:00November 2nd, 2022|

Lead Poison Prevention Week: Lead Exposure

Lead is a toxic metal that is persistent in the environment and can accumulate in the body over time. Risk will vary depending on the individual, the amount of lead in an individual’s environment, and exposure. The risk from drinking water depends upon the chemical conditions of the water and the amount consumed. There has [...]

2022-10-28T10:07:35-04:00October 28th, 2022|

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: Identifying Lead Services

OCWA, Central New York’s Water Authority, is continuing its proactive initiative to identify the type of material used to construct customer water service lines throughout our five-county system. Compiling an inventory of customers with lead pipes will soon be a requirement of the revised Federal Lead and Copper Rule. We are continuing to contact OWCA [...]

2022-10-26T09:23:26-04:00October 26th, 2022|

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness to reduce childhood exposure to lead. NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health [...]

2022-10-26T09:24:15-04:00October 24th, 2022|

Imagine a Day Without Water

Today is national Imagine a Day Without Water where communities and policymakers come together to advance greater and more equitable water investment. This includes seeking solutions to combat a rapidly changing climate and aging infrastructure. For most people, the systems that bring us this water are generally reliable and remain out of sight, out of [...]

2022-10-20T08:09:29-04:00October 20th, 2022|

Spectrum News visits the Farrell Road Pump Station

A key factor that helped draw Micron to Central New York is its proximity to Lake Ontario and plenty of pumping equipment. OCWA is excited to have the opportunity to supply a portion of the water necessary to Micron Technology at their new proposed manufacturing facility at White Pines Commerce Park in Clay, NY. Our [...]

2022-10-12T14:00:32-04:00October 12th, 2022|
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