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Friday, April 12, 2019

Lawns

Spring is here! The spring season brings warm temperatures and longer days. This is a great time of the year to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer! Columbus Water Works has put together a few tips to help you care for your lawn this spring season. Keep these tips in mind as you go about watering your lawn for the best results.

  1. Water during early morning hours. Watering during the heat of the day or at night can actually harm your lawn.  “Scald” or “burn” damage occurs when hot sunlight hits water droplets that cling to leaves.  The tiny droplets imitate powerful, miniature magnifying glasses.  At night, cool, moist conditions create an ideal environment for lawn diseases to develop.

  2. Soak six inches into the grass. Water your lawn long enough to moisten the soil at least six inches down. To test whether or not your lawn needs a soaking, step on the grass.  If it springs back up, you don’t need to water.  If it stays flat, it’s time to water again.

  3. Use pulsating sprinklers. If you don’t have a built-in lawn sprinkling system, a sprinkling system is a good alternative for watering your lawn. Sprinkling system spray water horizontally in all directions. 

  4. Water new grass lightly. Relatively new lawns should be watered lightly. Unlike mature lawns, younger lawns have not had the chance to take root. Intense watering could potentially wash away new seeds.

  5. Delay regular lawn watering. Watering your lawn correctly is essential to good lawn health. Delaying lawn watering during the first cool weeks of spring encourages deeper rooting.

  6. Watch the clock or get a timer. Make sure you are watering your lawn responsibly. Overwatering or underwatering of your lawn can lead to undesirable results.  A timer will automatically shut off your sprinkler, which ensures that your lawn will get a proper watering.


Remember that outdoor watering is permitted daily from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

ar coverColumbus Water Works (CWW) is proud to share our annual report for 2018 “Water- the fuel of life.” Our 2018 Annual Report highlights our accomplishments and our commitment to our regional community. The report provides information on the crucial role CWW’s infrastructure plays in our community, an update on our environmental programs, our community partnerships, and a financial summary. Below you will find a short preview of the information in our 2018 Annual Report.

Our Community’s Veins – Infrastructure
The report starts with infrastructure- the veins of our community. CWW’s infrastructure plays a critical role in our city’s public health, safety, and economic well-being.  Additionally, our capital improvement plan, Automated Meteri Reading (AMR), and preventative maintenance programs allow us to maintain high-quality customer service levels at a competitive cost- ranking among the lowest in the region.

Our Community’s Vitality – Environment
Following infrastructure, we discuss the impact our environmental programs have on the community. Columbus Water Works is proud to have received two significant awards in 2018 which recognized our environmental protection programs. These programs include our Watershed Stewardship program and our Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) recycling program. The Watershed Stewardship program has improved the water and wildlife quality of 20 creeks in our community, and the FOG program continues to grow. We also achieved a rare accomplishment, by having the “Whitewater” section of the Chattahoochee River delisted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of streams impaired by bacteria.

Our Community’s Heart - Partnerships

united wayBeing a part of the community we serve is a responsibility we value. We have pledged a strong commitment to our customers and the community. We work with schools; community groups, environmental groups, and non-profit organizations on projects that help educate and protect the environment. Organizations we work with include the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, Help the Hooch, Richards Middle School, and House of Heroes.



Our annual report is available for viewing here.


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