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|

Board Meeting Date Change

The Onondaga County Water Authority will hold its regular Board meeting on June 19, at 12:30 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

2023-05-25T14:16:13-04:00May 25th, 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|

Annual Water Quality Report for 2022 is now available

The Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) is pleased to provide its customers and consumers with its Annual Water Quality Report and Consumer Confidence Report for the year ending December 31, 2022. Throughout this report, readers will find useful information specifically related to the water delivered to you by OCWA, as well as information related to [...]

2023-05-01T12:00:14-04:00May 1st, 2023|

Flushing has begun in the Village of Liverpool

Beginning the third week of April, OCWA will be flushing portions of the water distribution system in the Village of Liverpool and moving into the surrounding Town of Salina this year.  Routine flushing of the water mains ensures high water quality, water pressure, and fire flows for our customers.  The flushing will take place during [...]

2023-04-20T12:43:50-04:00April 20th, 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|

OCWA Advocates for Water Policy at AWWA’s Water Matter! Fly-In Event

Along with other large water utilities from across the nation, OCWA took part in the American Water Works Association's Water Matters! Fly-In in Washington, D.C. from March 22-23, 2023.   The advocacy event included meetings with U.S. senators and representatives to discuss various policies and legislative items affecting water systems across the county.  AWWA’s Water Utility [...]

2023-03-27T11:09:45-04:00March 27th, 2023|

OCWA Takes Part in Hard Hat Expo at the State Fairgrounds

OCWA was pleased to participate in the 35th annual Hard Hat Expo this past week. The event, which consistently draws between 3,000 and 5,000 attendees, was a two-day show located at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Attendees included contracting and municipality professionals involved in site excavation/earthmoving, highway paving/maintenance (including snow removal), bridge construction, [...]

2023-03-24T14:13:51-04:00March 24th, 2023|
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