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Thursday, March 17, 2016

As a result of the December flood, the entire Riverwalk suffered damage from floating debris, erosion and built-up mud that covered the trails.  Additional clean-up of the Riverwalk and surrounding areas must be completed before it is fully safe for users to enjoy.

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Columbus Water Works is responsible for maintaining the section of the Riverwalk between Bull Creek and Oxbow Meadows.  Our crews are working diligently to restore this area of the Riverwalk to its original state.  Contingent upon the weather, this section of the Riverwalk should re-open by the end of April.

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Please continue to check our Facebook page and blog for updates.

Monday, March 14, 2016
Columbus Water Works’ Vice President of Information, Security, and Environmental Services, Vic Burchfield, was interviewed by WXTX Fox 54 news about Columbus Water Works’ water treatment processes used to ensure safe and quality drinking water.

At our North Columbus Water Resource Facility, water undergoes an extensive treatment process to meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for clean drinking water. The water is withdrawn from the Chattahoochee River and moved through a series of steps in which cloudiness is reduced to produce high quality drinking water. All chemical contaminants are rigorously assessed to make sure they are in compliance with the EPA’s requirements for safe drinking water and thoroughly tested before reaching the homes of our community.

In calendar year 2015, CWW won 27 prestigious awards at the state, local and national level in the areas of environmental stewardship, operational planning, management, water quality monitoring, safety and financial operations. 

Watch our interview with WXTX to learn more about our water treatment process.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
The Columbus Water Works will start Monday, March 14, 2016 on a project for rehabilitation for water mains on 2nd Avenue.  This water main has been in service since 1916 - 100 years.  Columbus Water Works contractor, Spiniello Companies (Mainlining LLC) will be doing the work that includes the cleaning and relining of aging distribution pipes using a process called Mechanical Cleaning and Cement – Mortar Lining.

Effective March 14, 2016, all traffic will be routed to the middle travel lane of southbound 2nd Avenue from 26th Street to 32nd Street. This lane closure will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while workers are present. Police will be directing traffic at the 32nd Street intersection.  Security barriers and signage will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and reduce the disruption of the traffic flow.

This work is expected to be completed by the end of March.

Columbus Water Works employs many maintenance programs, such as the water main lining project, to prolong the life and productivity of our infrastructure, facilities and the quality of water provided to our customers. These rehabilitation projects help extend the life of the city’s water infrastructure to prevent
expensive and disruptive main breaks.

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