OWASA Cleans, Inspects Carrboro Water Tank

By Danny Hooley Posted August 23, 2014 at 6:54 pm

The water tank near Hillsborough and Old Fayetteville roads in Carrboro will be inspected and cleaned beginning Thursday, as part of regular maintenance.

That’s according to an announcement from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.

OWASA has hired a contractor to perform the work, which is expected to take two or three days, weather permitting.

Preparation begins Monday, as OWASA begins draining the tank.

An additive will be used to neutralize the disinfectant “chloramines,” a compound of chlorine and ammonia in OWASA water, so that fish and amphibians won’t be harmed.

After cleaning, the tank will be disinfected, and water samples will be tested before the tank is put back to use.

According to OWASA, water pressure to customers will not be affected during the process.

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