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Town of Lysander Scheduled Water Shutoff

This notice is to advise you that the Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) will be shutting off the water in the highlighted area on Monday, February 6, 2023, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm (approximately). OCWA will be cutting in new water infrastructure to activate the newly installed water main and abandon the existing/old main [...]

2023-02-03T10:25:31-05:00February 3rd, 2023|

Feature Friday! OCWA Teaches Students about Water Safety

Did you know OCWA gives presentations in schools and hosts field trips for local students? Since the start of the school year, OCWA has been visiting several elementary and middle schools across Central New York to teach students about the water cycle, as well as water safety and conservation. The picture featured above was taken [...]

2023-02-03T09:46:36-05:00February 3rd, 2023|

Water Wednesday – Help Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

With freezing temperatures forecasted for Central New York over the next few days, the OCWA team would like to share with you some helpful tips to prevent your pipes from freezing. You can reduce the likelihood that your outside water services and home plumbing fixtures will freeze by following these simple but effective steps: Keep [...]

2023-02-01T11:13:15-05:00February 1st, 2023|

OCWA Participates in State Legislative Advocacy Day

This week, members of the OCWA management team were in Albany to take part in the American Water Works Association, New York Section’s first-ever in person Lobby Day. The “One Water” legislative breakfast included insightful briefings from water industry experts and key state legislators on such issues as water quality standards, infrastructure, and [...]

2023-01-27T14:27:53-05:00January 27th, 2023|

Board Meeting Date Change

The Onondaga County Water Authority will hold its regular Board meeting on February 13, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at its offices on 200 Northern Concourse, Town of Salina, New York 13212. Notice is also given that the Board may convene from time to time as the Audit, Governance or Finance Committee. Jeff Brown Executive Director

2023-01-23T14:13:59-05:00January 23rd, 2023|

Fairmount Tank Project Update

The Fairmount Reservoir was built in the early 1900’s as part of the Syracuse Suburban Water Company, a predecessor to OCWA – Central New York’s Water Authority. It is the primary storage facility for the Authority’s Otisco Lake water supply and manages about half of all water OCWA delivers on a daily basis. This drone [...]

2023-01-18T15:42:26-05:00January 18th, 2023|

Fairmount Tank Project Update

Our Fairmount location is undergoing some significant updates, including the construction of two new covered tanks.  Below are several relevant updates for this project: The Contractor completed the new East Tank and it officially went into service on January 14, 2022. The East Tank was painted with an aesthetic coating in early August of 2022. [...]

2023-01-10T16:27:30-05:00January 10th, 2023|

Town of Lysander Scheduled Water Shutoff

This notice is to advise you that the Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) will be shutting off the water in the highlighted area on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm (approximately). OCWA will be cutting in new piping Tees for a scheduled water main replacement along Hencle Blvd. To accomplish this [...]

2023-01-09T08:44:03-05:00January 9th, 2023|

A Healthier New Year With Water

In preparation for the new year, many people start thinking about their resolutions. A common resolution is improving one’s health. One of the easiest ways to improve your health is by drinking enough water.  Every person is different in terms of how much water they need and should consult with their health care provider, but [...]

2022-12-28T14:55:01-05:00December 28th, 2022|

Cover Crops around Otisco Lake

Cover crops are crops used for the sole purpose of protecting the soil and reducing runoff. They are planted in the spring and winter and contribute to improving soil quality. Cover crops can be used to protect watersheds from nutrient runoff by trapping nutrients in their roots and leaves, which are then decomposed by bacteria. [...]

2022-12-21T15:08:37-05:00December 21st, 2022|
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