National Water Quality Month was found in 2005 by the EPA with the backing of the UN. This month we take the time to acknowledge the importance of of water and how precious the limited fresh water we have is. In the CNY region we are spoiled with an abundant amount of high quality fresh [...]
Did you know that water makes up nearly 60% of the human body? Water is a major part of helping your body function properly. It aids in everything from digestion to helping your brain function properly. OCWA is proud to continue to provide our customers with high quality drinking water to stay hydrated!
Semiconductor factories use water to manufacture microchips that are in nearly everything we use on a daily basis. Some examples include your computer, smart phone, television, vehicles, and lighting (LEDs). Chip plants us "feed water" or "wash water" to clean and cool the chips they are manufacturing, this makes it crucial for the area that [...]
OCWA had the opportunity to give a tour of our Otisco Lake Water Treatment Plant to West Genesee Middle School's summer science camp focused on water and engineering. Here at OCWA we are always eager to open our doors to students and classes looking to better understand the water cycle and how we provide clean, [...]
Drinking just one sugary drink each day can put you over the daily recommended limit for added sugars. This does not include the sugar that we consume through other foods. We wouldn't eat that much sugar, so why drink it? On food and beverage labels, sugar is usually listed in grams. 4 grams of sugar [...]
OCWA would like to thank the Otisco Lake Preservation Association for hosting this event and allowing OCWA representatives an opportunity to participate in the Q&A portion of the evening. Events such as this are a great opportunity to bring everyone invested in preserving Otisco Lake together. We are honored to continue to work with the [...]
Join OCWA at Otisco Lake Preservation Association's annual meeting, we will have representatives there for the Q&A portion of the evening. The association have several speakers from SUNY ESF, CNY Regional Planning and Development Board, and the Finger Lakes Land Trust. OCWA is committed to being a trusted partner in preserving Otisco lake, protecting against [...]
We have traditionally been told to drink eight glasses of water a day. However, that number is greatly debated and there is no clear-cut answer to that question currently. What’s more important is to make sure you are drinking enough water to not feel thirsty. All living things need water to live. People can live [...]
OCWA is reaching out to customers in the Village of Canastota. You may receive a letter and our "Check your pipes" survey brochure. We will only be reaching out customers in the Village of Canastota that we currently do not have any information on or customers whose information may need updating.
OCWA's water mains are not made of lead. However, the water service line running from the water main to your home may be made of lead. Free Lead testing of your tap water is available, visit www.OCWA.org/Water-Quality/Lead. This information will help in the planning of a system-wide lead pipe replacement program. OCWA - Lead Service [...]