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Water Main Flushing

OCWA will be flushing portions of the water distribution system in the Town of Geddes and Village of Solvay area beginning Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.  The purpose of flushing is to improve water quality, water pressure and fire flows for our customers.  Flushing activities will be conducted Sunday through Thursday evenings between 11 pm and [...]

2019-05-24T09:31:16-04:00May 24th, 2019|

Upcoming Shutdown for Canastota/Lenox Area

OCWA will be performing a large water system shutdown in the Canastota/Lenox area on Thursday, May 16, 2019. This shut down coincides with the ongoing water system betterment project. OCWA needs to perform this shut down to abandon the old 14” water main that is being replaced. The following businesses/area will have a disruption in service: [...]

2019-05-14T09:44:21-04:00May 14th, 2019|

OCWA Celebrates 2019 National Drinking Water Week

This week, May 5 – 11, OCWA--Central New York’s Water Authority--and other water professionals across North America are celebrating National Drinking Water Week. In 1988, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) first proposed Drinking Water Week and formed a coalition along with the League of Women Voters, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, and [...]

2019-05-08T08:54:29-04:00May 8th, 2019|

Canastota Route 5 Water Main Work Update/Completion Schedule

The following are the latest updates and projected timeline for completion of water main work along Route 5 in the Village of Canastota, Town of Lenox: All new water main lines have been installed.All new water mains have been tested chlorinated with all bacteriological samples passing.All services have been tied over to the new main.Cuts [...]

2019-04-30T15:39:42-04:00April 30th, 2019|

OCWA Wins Engineering Award

On April 8, 2019, OCWA--Central New York’s Water Authority—was honored to receive the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Syracuse Section (ASCE) for an innovative stream bank stabilization project the Authority completed along Nine Mile Creek in Camillus last year. Geoff Miller (left) and Andrew Weiss from OCWA accept [...]

2019-04-26T15:13:22-04:00April 26th, 2019|

Canastota Route 5 Water Main Work Update/Completion Schedule

The following are the latest updates and projected timeline for completion of water main work along Route 5 in the Village of Canastota, Town of Lenox: All new watermain lines have been installed.All new watermain has been tested chlorinated with all bacteriological samples passing.A majority of the short side services have been switched over to [...]

2019-04-04T12:42:23-04:00April 4th, 2019|

Lake Ontario Water Treatment Plant Upgrade – Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles about the major upgrades that OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—is making to its Lake Ontario Water Treatment Plant (LOWTP) over the next several years.  This article discusses the piloting phase of the project which is currently ongoing.  Piloting: Defining the most appropriate process modification(s) to be [...]

2019-03-29T12:17:58-04:00March 29th, 2019|

Benedicte Doran Joins OCWA Board

Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Dave Knapp welcomes Benedicte Doran to the OCWA Board. Ms. Benedicte Doran was recently welcomed to the five-member board of OCWA--Central New York's Water Authority by Onondaga County Legislature Chairman David Knapp. "It is my pleasure to welcome Benedicte to the OCWA board," said Chairman Knapp, who appointed her to the [...]

2019-03-27T15:26:25-04:00March 27th, 2019|

Canastota Route 5 Water Main Work Update/Completion Schedule

The following are the latest updates and projected timeline for completion of water main work along Route 5 in the Village of Canastota, Town of Lenox: The weather for month of February held us back from getting to the services. The contractors drilling rig was affected by the cold and the decision was made to [...]

2019-03-06T15:37:13-04:00March 6th, 2019|

Lake Ontario Water Treatment Plant Upgrade – Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles about major upgrades that OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—is making to its Lake Ontario Water Treatment Plant (LOWTP) over the next several years.  This article discusses the evaluation phase of the project which is currently ongoing.  OCWA has decided to perform a comprehensive evaluation study and [...]

2019-02-13T10:29:24-04:00February 13th, 2019|