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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Columbus DayOn October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the North American continent, which was referred to as the New World at that time. His discovery was the beginning of what would become later, our great nation, the United States of America.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a national holiday in 1937. It was originally observed annually on October 12th, but in 1971, the observance day was changed to the second Monday of every October. Today, the holiday is dedicated to honor Christopher Columbus’s achievements and celebrating our Italian-American heritage. 

In observance of Columbus Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, October 8th, 2018. If you experience a water related emergency during this time, please call 706-649-3400.  Emergency crews will be available to assist you.

Enjoy your holiday! For more information on the history of Columbus Day, please visit: http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/columbus-day

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

On September 11, 2001, the United States suffered a great tragedy when four planes were hijacked and deliberately flown into two important buildings: the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.  This devastating attack claimed the lives of over 3,000 people and more than 400 police officers and firefighters.  As a nation, we stood together to overcome the largest terrorist attack on our soil.  Today, 16 years later, we still stand together to honor the many lives lost and to pay tribute to the bravery of the men and women who worked tirelessly to find survivors.

On December 18, 2002, President Bush signed a resolution into law proclaiming September 11 as Patriot Day.  On this day each year, our nation joins together to honor the lives lost.  Although Patriot Day is not a federal holiday, the United States joins together at 8:46 a.m. marking the time the first plane flew into the World Trade Center with special church services, prayers and moments of silence.  In addition, flags are flown at half-staff as a mark of respect.

We encourage the community to join us in a moment of silence on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:46 a.m. in remembrance of those who lost their lives and for those who risked their lives for one another during this tragedy. 

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Friday, September 07, 2018
A well maintained infrastructure is essential to being able to properly serve the community.  At the Columbus Water Works, we place a high level of priority on preventative maintenance, inspection and repair of our infrastructure.  As a water and wastewater utility, our infrastructure is mostly underground making it harder to inspect and more difficult to replace than infrastructure that is above ground.  By focusing on preventative maintenance we are able to extend the life of our water and sewer lines as well as limit the impact on our customers.

One of our maintenance programs utilizes technology designed to control costs and to limit ground disturbance.  This process is called Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP).  CIPP is designed to repair existing sewer pipes while the pipe is still underground.  The contractor uses a custom sized liner designed for a specific sewer pipe and inserts the liner into the pipe from an upstream or downstream manhole.  The liner is then treated with hot water and it takes shape of the existing pipe.  Once this process is completed, the pipe has a brand new inner layer and extending its useful life.

In July, 2018 we entered into a new phase of Collection System Rehabilitation with Layne Inliner to perform inspections and make necessary repairs using the CIPP process in areas identified in order of priority.  Layne Inliner will begin their inspections throughout Muscogee County on Monday, September 10, 2018.   As repairs are identified, they will begin the necessary work.  In an effort to keep our customers informed, we will be posting notifications on our Facebook page.  Customers who will be directly impacted by this work will receive a door hanger with more details pertaining to their neighborhood.

We appreciate your assistance as we work to maintain our wastewater system.  Please follow us on our Facebook page for updates on this program and other projects in the community.
   
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