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First Phase of Cleaning and Lining Project Completed

OCWA -- Central New York's Water Authority -- has completed the first phase of the 2023 Cleaning and Lining water main project in neighborhoods near Kimberly Drive East in the Town of Geddes.  OCWA is undertaking this project to rehabilitate the existing cast iron water main, which has caused discolored water issues due to corrosion. [...]

2023-09-15T15:48:33-04:00September 15th, 2023|

OCWA — Central New York’s Water Authority — Presents to Environmental Protection Committee

The Onondaga County Legislature's Environmental Protection Committee invited OCWA Executive Director Jeff Brown to give an informational presentation at its meeting on September 11, 2023.  Brown provided the committee members with a power point presentation that included a water system overview and capital projects and programs update. Jeff Brown is pictured with Committee Chair Julie [...]

2023-09-14T15:17:26-04:00September 14th, 2023|


OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—has announced a new exhibit about the treatment and transmission of water in Central New York at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) in Syracuse.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place this morning to celebrate the opening of the exhibit. OCWA employees, Authority members, and various community supporters [...]

2023-08-31T15:29:58-04:00August 31st, 2023|

TACNY STEM Trekkers Tour Otisco Lake Water Treatment Plant

On July 26th, more than 60 students and adult volunteers visited the OCWA -- Central New York's Water Authority -- Otisco Lake Water Treatment Plant, as part of the TACNY STEM Trekkers summer program.  TACNY stands for the Technology Alliance of Central New York and the summer program is free and open to Central New [...]

2023-07-27T09:15:46-04:00July 27th, 2023|

OCWA — Central New York’s Water Authority — Awarded Honors at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference

Members of OCWA -- Central New York's Water Authority -- recently attended the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition in Toronto, Ontario, where they were honored to receive two awards. OCWA’s Lake Ontario Water Treatment Plant was recognized with the First Year Presidents Award by The Partnership for Safe Water.  This award recognizes [...]

2023-06-14T15:16:24-04:00June 14th, 2023|

OCWA’s 2023 Drinking Water Week Poster Contest Winners

Some of the most plentiful drinking water sources on the planet can be found right here in Central New York.  Our local health and well-being are supported by safe and reliable water supplies, as well as the water professionals working to deliver drinking water to the community. In honor of 2023 National Drinking Water Week, [...]

2023-05-31T11:58:51-04:00May 31st, 2023|


OCWA -- Central New York’s Water Authority announced it is joining partners throughout North America in celebrating Drinking Water Week.  Recognized this year from May 7 - 13, Drinking Water Week is an annual event lead by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) that recognizes the vital role water plays in everyday life and provides [...]

2023-05-09T16:59:12-04:00May 9th, 2023|

OCWA Takes Home Top Awards from NYSAWWA Annual Water Event

The Onondaga County Water Authority was honored to receive First Place in the New York Section American Water Works Association's Best Drinking Water Competition for its Lake Ontario water entry. The competition consisted of a panel of judges who scored utilities on the following categories: taste; odor; color; clarity; mouth feel; and aftertaste. The winner [...]

2023-04-13T15:31:37-04:00April 13th, 2023|

Lead and Copper Rule Revisions: What You Need To Know

The Lead and Copper Rule revisions, which went into effect under the guidance of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in December 2021, are meant to reduce exposure to lead and copper from water pipes and plumbing. The rule revisions set forth two main requirements.  First, the rule requires water utilities to develop inventories [...]

2023-04-04T13:20:20-04:00April 3rd, 2023|

OCWA Hosts Group of Army Reserve Engineer Officers at Headquarters

OCWA was honored to have a group from the 791st Forward Engineer Support Team (FEST) at our headquarters March 25th to learn more about OCWA's water system and the engineering, operations, and maintenance required to keep the system running. The Army Reserve Engineer Officers, led by Captain Mark Walczyk, assess infrastructure for the Corps of [...]

2023-03-29T11:25:39-04:00March 29th, 2023|
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