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Monday, March 27, 2017

Fix a Leak

Thank You for attending the Fix-a-leak Week event last week at The Home Depot. We had a great turn out and enjoyed being able to talk with everyone who attended the event.  In addition to the customers who visited us at The Home Depot, there were also several customers who stopped by the information table at our Main office. 

If you were unable to stop by and visit us, we will be able to answer your questions at our Open House Event on May 13.  Follow the link for information on the Open House Event.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Columbus Water Works invites you to join us for our Fix-a-Leak Week event on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 10am until 2pm at The Home Depot, 2891 Sowega Drive in Columbus.  We will be handing out information on the importance of detecting and fixing leaks to help you become responsible water users and save money on your water bill.  We will also be giving out free water leak detection kits (while supplies last) to assist you in your efforts to save water.

Fix-a-Leak Week is an annual event sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program.  Columbus Water Works is a proud partner of this program, committed to educating our customers on the importance of responsible water use and how much of a difference repairing even the smallest water leak can make.  For example, did you know that a faucet dripping at a rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water in one year?  One small, easy fix can save a lot of money and water, if repaired immediately.

To learn more, come see us Thursday at The Home Depot and become a leak detective!

If you cannot make it on Thursday, we will have information available all week, March 20 thru March 24 at our main office located at 1421 Veterans Parkway.

For more information on WaterSense, its partners and other programs please visit: https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

As part of our ongoing sewer line maintenance program, Columbus Water Works has a current project underway in the Lakebottom area along Cherokee Avenue. This project involves identifying and removing tree roots from sanitary sewer lines, which will prevent backups and overflows in the sewer system.

Beginning on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Layne Inliner, LLC will be relining the sanitary sewer lines that required root removal.  The new liner will rehabilitate the sewer lines and prevent the tree roots from re-entering the line.  During this time, approximately 550 feet of southbound traffic will be limited to one lane along Cherokee Avenue, just north of Garrard Street.

Please see the map below showing the affected traffic lane. Pending any unforeseen delays, this work is expected to be completed by Friday, April 7, 2017.

As part of this project, pumping equipment will remain in place to ensure the reliability of sewer services for customers in the area.  For the safety of pedestrians, some areas near this equipment and around the road closure areas are identified as having restricted or limited access.  We appreciate the community’s understanding and patience while we work to complete this project.  Our goal is to restore the park area for full public use as quickly and as safely as possible.

lane closure map

Please follow us on our Facebook page for updates and additional information about the status of this project as well as other construction projects.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Columbus Water Works announced today that the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has lifted the drought declaration affecting Muscogee County.  The EPD cited improved groundwater and improved stream flow levels for the removal of the drought restriction requirements.  The drought restrictions were issued on November 16, 2016, due to below normal rainfall conditions, resulting in low stream flow levels over the past several months.

Muscogee County is one of 55 counties which have been removed from the Levels 1 and 2 Drought Response in place since November 2016 and now are designated as non-drought.  The removal of the drought restrictions permits CWW customers to return to non-drought outdoor watering regulations outlined in the 2010 Georgia Water Stewardship Act.  Under this regulation, outdoor watering is permitted daily between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.

“We commend the residents of Columbus and the surrounding areas for complying with the restrictions and supporting conservation to use water wisely during our drought,” said Columbus Water Works’ President, Steve Davis.  “The development of drought-resilient water resources and a sustained emphasis on water-use efficiency means that Columbus Water Works will continue to have a safe and reliable water supply for future generations.”

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