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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Open House

Please bring your family to our Drinking Water Treatment Plant on River Road this Saturday, May 2 from 10am to 2 pm!  We will have tours of the facility, bouncy houses, face painting, lunch and more!

All you need is a valid picture ID to gain access to the event.
























Wednesday, April 22, 2015
earth dayApril 22, 1970 marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement known as Earth Day.  Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin was the principle founder of Earth Day.  Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment.  On April 22, 2015, more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries will celebrate Earth’s Day with a goal of a healthy and sustainable environment.

AFLAC is hosting their annual Earth Day event which will be held at the Corporate Ridge location. Columbus Water Works and approximately twenty-five other vendors from the state of Georgia will participate in this celebration.  This celebration is held every year to bring environmental awareness to AFLAC’s employees.  The participating vendors help to achieve this goal in the following ways:
  • Helping the employees identify any environmental practices that are not earth friendly and to encourage them to improve upon any harmful habits or processes they are currently engaging
  • Encouraging employees to become more involved in going green (both in the home and in the workplace)
  • Providing educational information that will save energy, conserve water, promote wellness, save money and save the earth and how to apply this educational information
At AFLAC’s Earth Day celebration, Columbus Water Works will display meters, recycle information, backflow prevention information, Fog, Oil and Grease (F.O.G.) information and material on how to conserve water, how to detect and repair water leaks along with earth day material. 
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Students Taking Action Towards the Environment University

S.T.A.T.E. University is a program designed to develop quality, accountable learning experiences from students. S.T.A.T.E. University was conceived by a committee that has members from the Columbus Water Works, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Chattahoochee RiverWarden and Keep Columbus Beautiful.  The acronym, S.T.A.T.E., stands for Students Taking Action Towards the Environment.  The idea is to give schools a project or task that requires the student to look at an area of concern for the environment or the community.  After the project is completed, they would compete with other schools in a workshop atmosphere at the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, to evaluate their ideas and research to better our environment.  The S.T.A.T.E. U concept is designed around five basic areas, Watersheds, Wetlands, Wildlife, Water Quality and Water Conservation.  Each year one of these areas is chosen by the committee and then given to the schools for research and projects.   The S.T.A.T.E. U  program is aimed at student’s grades 6 through 12.  The overall goal of the program is to give avenues for educators, businesses, industries and the students to communicate and to learn from each other and to increase the public awareness on the environmental issues that affect us all.

The program this year is Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.  The theme of this year’s competition is “Watershed”.  The objective of the program is for the teams to develop a project demonstrating the concept of a watershed approach to riverine stewardship, and to use their project in some public outreach manner.

The schools participating this year are:  Baker Middle School, Arnold Magnet Academy, Northside High School and Carver High School.

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