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Farview Circle & Richlee Drive Water Main Replacement

OCWA’s water main replacement project along Farview Circle & Richlee Drive has proceeded to the service install phase in construction. The new water main has been installed, pressure tested, disinfected, bacteriological samples taken & passed, and Health Dept. approval received. During this phase, construction activities will once again ramp up in the area.  Construction activities [...]

2020-09-22T09:44:24-04:00September 22nd, 2020|

Farview Circle & Richlee Drive Water Main Replacement

OCWA’s installation phase of the new 8” water main along Farview Circle has been completed. We are moving into the testing and disinfection phase.  At this point we will pressure test, disinfect, then sample the new water main to ensure that it was correctly installed and disinfected. This process could take between 1-2 weeks depending [...]

2020-09-11T11:28:21-04:00September 11th, 2020|

OCWA Water Quality Series – Disinfection

The two main processes that OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority—utilizes to treat the drinking water it delivers to its 500,000 consumers are filtration and disinfection. Today’s article will focus on the disinfection process. Background on Disinfection Disinfection is the process of treating water for public use to remove or inactivate possible harmful organisms.   Microbial contaminants [...]

2020-09-09T16:37:32-04:00September 9th, 2020|

September OCWA Employee Spotlight

As part of OCWA’s monthly series highlighting some of our dedicated employees and the important jobs they perform, this month we’re featuring Gloria B. from our Information Technology Department.  Each month we’re asking a different employee a series of ten questions about his/her background, what he/she does at OCWA and some of the employee’s most [...]

2020-09-02T15:22:07-04:00September 2nd, 2020|

Farview Circle Main Replacement Town of Camillus

OCWA has begun the first phase in the water main replacement along Farview Circle in Camillus. Construction activities associated with water main replacement projects are fluid, and ever changing as the work progresses. Our foremost concern is the safety of the residents and our working crews. As we advance in enhancing the water quality to [...]

2020-08-28T14:10:30-04:00August 28th, 2020|

OCWA Water Quality Series – Fluoridation

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of water fluoridation.  In that time, the addition of small amounts of the mineral fluoride to public water supplies has proven to prevent, and even reverse, tooth decay.  Indeed, water fluoridation has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the 10 greatest public health [...]

2020-08-24T12:53:48-04:00August 24th, 2020|

OCWA Water Quality Series – Emerging Contaminants

This is the second in a series of articles discussing issues relating to the quality of water provided by OCWA—Central New York’s Water Authority. Today’s article focuses on three human-made substances generally referred to as “emerging contaminants”--1,4-Dioxane,  PFOA (or perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (or perfluorooctanoic sulfontate).  These particular chemicals are important to OCWA and its [...]

2020-08-14T15:19:55-04:00August 14th, 2020|

August OCWA Employee Spotlight

As part of OCWA’s monthly series highlighting some of our dedicated employees and the important jobs they perform, this month we’re featuring Ken B. from our Water Quality Department.  Each month we’re asking a different employee a series of ten questions about his/her background, what he/she does at OCWA and some of the employee’s most [...]

2020-08-05T15:53:31-04:00August 5th, 2020|