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The Western Intake Partnership is key to sustaining the Triangle region's excellent quality of life by ensuring that our region’s clean drinking water needs will be effectively met for generations to come. By utilizing a regional approach for drinking water management, the Western Intake Partners will help to foster a sustainable water future for our region, while providing reliable, high quality drinking water to our communities, the Town of Pittsboro, The City of Durham, Chatham County and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) service area.

In 2014, Chatham County, the City of Durham, Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), and the Town of Pittsboro began to explore ways to jointly meet the long-term water supply needs of the Triangle region. In 2018, the four water service providers signed an interlocal agreement to form the Western Intake Partnership. Jointly funded preliminary studies began in 2020. OWASA has supported the WIP since its inception, but officially began funding a share in the Partnership studies in 2022.

The Western Intake Partnership includes Chatham County, the City of Durham, the Town of Pittsboro, and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA).