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Friday, May 20, 2016

Columbus Water Works’ crews have completed the repairs of the May 17 leak in a 42-inch water main at the North Columbus Water Resources Facility on River Road.

The leak was discovered at approximately 8:00 a.m. and crews were able to isolate the leak within 85 minutes.  The leak created a water loss at the rate of 24,000 gallons per minute.  As a result, affected customers experienced a significant drop in water pressure.  Fortunately, we were assisted in our repair efforts by the many customers who limited their water usage during this period.  We were able to begin increasing the water pressure by 10:30 a.m. and fully return the system pressure to normal levels by 1:00 p.m. 

We sincerely apologize to all our customers who were affected by the low water pressure as a result of the break.  We are grateful for your patience and understanding as we diligently worked to resolve this situation. We are also appreciative to our media partners and the many social media networks who assisted us in our communication efforts to ensure our customers received timely and accurate information regarding this matter. 

Please continue to follow our Facebook page for updates and information.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering those who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. We join our local partners in recognizing and honoring these men and women.

In observance of Memorial Day, Columbus Water Works' offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016. For emergencies, customers may call 706-649-3400.

Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Columbus Water Works’ crews have isolated the leak in a 42-inch water main at the North Columbus Water Resources Facility on River Road and have initiated the necessary repairs.  Water pressure for affected customers is increasing and expected to return to normal levels by 1:00 p.m. today, May 17. Crews are continuing to monitor the system and the public will be notified of any updates. 

Customers may experience discolored water due to the break, which may clear up after running the water for 10-15 minutes.  We expect the system to fully stabilize within the next 24 hours.  Customers who experience discoloration problems that are not resolved by tomorrow morning may call us at 706-649-3400. 

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to diligently work to resolve this situation.

For updates on this situation, please follow our Facebook page and local media channels.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
As a part of Columbus Water Works’ proactive Asset Management and Inflow and Infiltration programs, we will be working with a contractor, Layne Inliner, LLC to install Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) liner on a 24-inch sanitary sewer line, which runs through Lakebottom Park.  This project utilizes a minimally invasive procedure to extend the life of our infrastructure, preventing cracks and breaks in the line.  Cracked sewer lines can allow for rain water to enter the sanitary sewer lines and may cause sanitary sewer overflows during heavy rain events.

Layne Inliner, LLC’s work at Lakebottom Park is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16th.  All equipment will be located in designated areas designed to diminish community impact.  No road closures are expected during construction.  Work is scheduled to be complete by June 10, 2016.

For updates on this project or other construction work being done by Columbus Water Works, please follow our Facebook page.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Columbus Water Works, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America kicked off Drinking Water Week on Monday by highlighting the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It”

Throughout the week of May 1-7, 2016, Columbus Water Works, AWWA and water community partners will celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives and in the quality of life we enjoy because of it. Focus will be placed on ways in which water consumers can get to know and value their water supply and local water utility during this special week.

“AWWA and the water community have joined together for several decades to celebrate an important event in our industry, and that’s Drinking Water Week,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance. “We look forward to Drinking Water Week each year to assist consumers in understanding and appreciating their local water supply and water utility.”

About Drinking Water Week
For more than 35 years, AWWA and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week, a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Additional information about Drinking Water Week, including free materials for download and celebration ideas, is available on the Drinking Water Week webpage.

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

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