OCWA Hydrant Color Code

By: Gillian Sloan Question: What do the different colors of fire hydrants mean? Color means everything when it comes to fire hydrants. OCWA, Central New York’s Water Authority, has begun its summertime hydrant painting and maintenance program and they want to answer the long time, unanswered question of, “What do those colors mean?” regarding hydrants [...]

2017-06-30T13:53:57+00:00 June 30th, 2017|

How To Identify Official OCWA Personnel

By: Gillian Sloan In an effort to ensure that our customers only deal with official OCWA personnel, we are providing the following tips to assist you in identifying an OCWA employee that may be in your area: Ways of Identifying OWCA Employees: OCWA personnel will arrive at your home or business in a distinctive Authority [...]

2017-06-19T12:46:25+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

OCWA Holds Press Conference as part of National “Drinking Water Week”

    OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and water professionals across North America are kicking off National Drinking Water Week today with the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It”. OCWA will celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in all [...]

2017-05-08T08:46:01+00:00 May 8th, 2017|

OCWA Receives $3.7 Million State Grant

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on April 13, 2017 that OCWA had been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the Municipal Restructuring Fund to support OCWA's recent operational consolidation with the Onondaga County Metropolitan Water Board.   “First and foremost we need to thank Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney and Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon [...]

2017-04-18T10:53:22+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

OCWA Wins National Safe Water Award

OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—recently received the national Partnership for Safe Water’s Directors Award for the 19th straight year! The Partnership for Safe Water was developed through cooperation among the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), states and water supply associations to provide a new measure of public health protection to millions by implementing prevention [...]

2017-04-10T12:14:06+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

OCWA Crews Hard at Work

During the winter season, it is not unusual to see crews from OCWA, Central New York’s Water Authority, spread out across our five-county service territory (Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida and Cayuga counties) working to fix water main breaks, thereby ensuring the safe, reliable supply of water to our 100,000+ customers. What is less obvious, and [...]

2017-02-14T14:02:57+00:00 February 14th, 2017|

OCWA Supports Proposed $2 Billion Water Fund

On January 18, 2017, the OCWA Board unanimously passed the following resolution in strong support of Governor Cuomo's proposed $2 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017: Whereas, aging water infrastructure is a critical problem in New York State and throughout the country. According to the report Buried No Longer: Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge [...]

2017-01-19T14:20:15+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

OCWA Completes Historic Consolidation

On January 1, 2017, OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—finalized its historic operational consolidation with the Onondaga County Water District, combining the major wholesale and retail water operations in a five-county region of Central New York. As part of the consolidation, OCWA gained 33 new employees and is now responsible for operating the critical Lake Ontario [...]

2017-01-05T17:00:35+00:00 January 5th, 2017|

Town of Granby Cooperative Project

WELCOME TO THE OCWA FAMILY The cooperative project between the Town of Granby, their contractor and the Onondaga County Water Authority is fully operational as of today. You can call OCWA’s Customer Service Department -- 315-455-7061, ext. 3335 -- to schedule your water meter installation/water on appointment. If you still need to complete a Water [...]

2016-11-29T10:22:49+00:00 November 29th, 2016|