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Friday, January 19, 2018
Columbus Water Works, Keep Columbus Beautiful and the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department would like to say THANK YOU to all those who came out and supported the Grease and Pharmaceutical Recycling Event on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Despite the very cold weather, 233 people came out to see us on Saturday.  Together we collected 175 gallons of cooking grease and 524 pounds of old medications! Those who participated demonstrated the willingness and personal effort to do their part in helping us protect the environment.

We would also like to give a special thank you to the men and women of the Bellwood Baptist Church Missionary Club and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. who came out to help with our collection efforts.  Thank you to Columbus Public Library on Macon Road for allowing us to utilize your property for the recycling event.

We all can be environmental stewards by supporting programs such as these to keep pollutants out of the sanitary sewer system and, in turn, out of our natural environment.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the world’s most prominent civil rights leaders. He is responsible for championing the cause of equality and justice for African Americans during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. His approach of nonviolence and civil disobedience, including boycotts, sit-ins, and marches, were effective in driving change in U.S. legislation, which would improve the quality of life for African Americans.  

Beyond the advancement of African Americans, Dr. King had a vision of a truly united nation regardless of race or skin color. In his infamous “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, he stated this vision by proclaiming that one day “little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” He believed that love and unity was a stronger force than hatred and division.


In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy, let’s love one another regardless of our differences. Let’s unite as Americans in declaration of equality and justice for all. 


Columbus Water Works wishes you well as you celebrate this important day. In honor of Dr. King, our offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018. Emergency Crews will be available, if you have a leak or other water related emergencies, please call 706-649-3400.

To learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his efforts to bring change during the Civil Rights Movement, visit http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr

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