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Friday, April 22, 2016
A Columbus Water Works contractor was performing a trenchless sewer line replacement on Warm Spring Road when the sewer line collapsed requiring an emergency replacement of the line.

Due to the location of the sewer line, Warm Springs Road from 17th Avenue to Spring Circle will be closed until later this evening. Although local detours are in place, it is recommended that the travelling public avoid the area.

Follow-up paving work will be performed next week during low traffic hours. Sanitary sewage containment measures are in place and no spillage has occurred from the collapsed line.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Columbus Water Works is proud to serve as the host utility for the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) 2016 Annual Spring Conference and Expo.  This event will be held at the Convention and Trade Center, Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27. The Georgia Association of Water Professionals is a not-for-profit association whose chief purpose is to educate and assist those who have an interest in the proper management and protection of Georgia’s valuable water resources.

GAWP estimates that more than 600 water professionals and exhibitors will attend this year’s conference.  The conference will offer two days of educational sessions on topics including water/wastewater treatment, public education, regulatory guidance, asset management and leadership development.  It also provides a valuable opportunity for attendees to network with industry peers in a structured, yet informal setting.

In addition to the workshop sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in skill and technical based activities such as Meter Madness, Water/Wastewater Jeopardy, and Model Race Car Competition (made from supply parts related to water/wastewater plant).  There is also a “best tasting tap water in Georgia” contest in which representatives from each of the 8 GAWP Districts can compete in the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association tap water taste-testing competition. 

GAWP has the most extensive awards program for water professionals in the entire state of Georgia.  Awards presented at the conference are statewide recognition in the areas of: water/wastewater plant awards, top operators, best tap water and the Biosolids/Residuals Program Excellence Award. 
The largest organization of water professionals in the state, GAWP works to make advances in public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of water professionals.   GAWP knows the critical role that our water systems play in the health and safety of our communities and the importance of the work water professionals accomplish 24/7, every day of the year.

For more information on GAWP, please visit their website at www.gawp.org.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Columbus Water Works will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5 and 6, 2016 on the project for rehabilitation of 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.

All traffic will be routed to the middle travel lane of southbound 2nd Avenue from 29th 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 additional work is expected to be completed no later than Friday, April 8th. 

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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