Reclaimed water for the benefit of our customers and the environment.
Together, Old North State Water Company (ONSWC) and the residents of the communities we are honored to serve have an opportunity to build a vibrant, state-of-the-art water reclamation system that will benefit the community and the environment.
These benefits include:
An industry-leading technology suited to meet the community’s continuing growth.
Greater flexibility in when and how we use reclaimed water irrigation. Currently, some irrigation occurs because the system must get rid of a portion of its reclaimed water. The new system would reduce the reliance on the reclaimed irrigation system as the only discharge method for Briar Chapel’s reclaimed water.
Improved water quality in Jordan Lake. The upgraded reclamation facility will clean water to a higher standard, which is good for Jordan Lake and the watershed per the recently enacted Jordan Lake Rules.
Current cost savings. The option proposed by ONSWC allows the water reclamation facility to be expanded to meet the needs of the community without raising Briar Chapel customer rates. All other options considered resulted in substantial increases in rates for the community.
Future cost savings. A larger customer base will keep utility rates lower than they would be with a smaller customer base. Briar Chapel residents will enjoy the benefits of a leading edge water reclamation facility for the same rates they pay now.
Helps Chatham County preserve its natural resources. By reducing the demand for potable water for landscape irrigation, Chatham County is able to stretch its available drinking water resources further. This allows Chatham County to defer future expansions and saves County residents money.
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