Orange Water and Sewer Authority, California

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The Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) in North Carolina faces several infrastructure challenges, including maintaining and upgrading aging water and sewer pipelines, addressing water quality issues, and ensuring reliable water supply during droughts. OWASA also faces challenges in managing its wastewater treatment facilities and addressing increasing demands for water from a growing population. Additionally, the authority must balance the need for infrastructure improvements with affordability for customers, as rate increases can place a financial burden on low-income households.

Orange Water and Sewer Authority

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


Cane Creek Pump Station Improvements


“Funds are included in FY 2024 through FY 2026 for adding automatic generator transfer switchgear,
building a permanent enclosure for the generator, and installing variable frequency drives (VFD). Planning
and design are funded for FY 2024 and FY 2025, and construction is expected to occur in FY 2026. This
work was identified by OWASA maintenance staff.”



Not Started


Cane Creek Raw Water Transmission Main Study


“Funding is provided in FY 2024 to test the friction coefficient in the existing 24-inch diameter raw water
main from the Cane Creek Reservoir to the Quarry Reservoir in order to determine if the main needs to be
cleaned to restore its carrying capacity. This study will be completed prior to the design on the pump station
improvements (270-16).”



Not Started


Filter 1, 3, 4 and 5 Influent Valve Shaft and Actuator Replacements


“he influent valve shafts and actuators in the filter building at the WTP are approaching their end of their
useful life. Filter 2 influent valve shaft and actuator were replaced in 2021 due to visible corrosion but the
remaining first four filters are also in need of replacement due to expected similar conditions and age.
WTP Operations staff is expected to complete a filter assessment in winter 2022 to best inform replacement
and rehabilitation decisions. Following that assessment funding is included in FY 2024 to complete the
influent valve shaft and actuator replacements.”



Not Started


Storage Tank Water Quality Monitors


“This project will provide real time, continuous water quality monitoring and incident detection at water
storage tanks and will also help to optimize operations and support Partnership for Safe Water goals.
Communication upgrades will also allow for additional site security improvements.
Funding is provided in FY 2027 for programming and installation of water quality monitors in conjunction
with CIP 274-15.”



Not Started


Polk Place Water Main


“This project includes the replacement of existing 12-inch diameter asbestos cement water main with new
12-inch ductile iron for 753 feet along Polk Place from East Cameron Avenue to Bingham Hall. The project
was identified by the Distribution System Prioritization Model. Construction is currently programmed to
occur in FY 2027.”



Not Started

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