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Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

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News Release from OWASA

Sewer Repair on Prestwick Road will involve night work Wednesday

Post Date:09/13/2017 9:56 AM

A contractor for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) for the sewer repair on Prestwick Road will work Wednesday night, Sept. 13, until around 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Work will occur at the end of Prestwick Road near the Glenwood Elementary School entrance. No changes in the traffic lanes are anticipated.

Nearby residents and businesses will notice noise from heavy machinery, engines and vehicles.

There will also be a boiler at the work site and citizens may notice steam and ammonia-like odors.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we work to complete the repair, which will help prevent wastewater overflows.

OWASA's contractor's normal work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Simon Lobdell at smlobdell@owasa.org or 919-537-4247.

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