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Friday, April 27, 2018
For the past several years, Columbus Water Works (CWW) has been diligently working to replace residential water meters that have reached the end of their useful life.  In accordance with State and Federal requirements, the new residential meters (5/8-inch) being installed include a built-in backflow prevention device.  This device prevents water from re-entering the public water system once it passes the meter.  These devices may cause a slight change in the water pressure in your home and create a “closed” system that may produce plumbing issues due to thermal expansion.  For more information on Backflow Prevention please click here.

In an effort to reduce plumbing issues and costly plumbing adjustments, CWW has created a Thermal Expansion Device (TED).  This device connects to your washing machine’s cold water connection and provides a release for excess pressure.  CWW provides these devices to our customers for $25.  (This is the exact cost we pay to produce each device.)  Although a TED device is not the only option for home owners to address thermal expansion; however, it is the only option provided by CWW.  If you are interested in purchasing a TED, please come to our office at 1421 Veterans Parkway Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.  A customer service representative will be able to assist you.

If your property is scheduled to have the water meter replaced, CWW will mail out a certified letter to the billing address on file. The letters are mailed several months in advance to allow property owners the opportunity to prepare for these changes.  Each certified letter includes an informational pamphlet explaining thermal expansion and our office contact number if you have additional questions or concerns. To view a copy of the pamphlet included in each certified letter, please click here.

If someone is not available to sign for the certified letter, post office will leave notification for the addressee. If you receive this notification, it is important that you pick up the letter and review the information provided.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Columbus Department of Fire and EMS will be conducting their annual fire hydrant inspections through May 31, 2018.  These inspections help to ensure fire hydrants throughout the community are in proper working condition for fire fighters to use during emergencies. 

The fire hydrant inspection process can cause slightly discolored water for customers nearby.  If you experience discolored water in your home or business, please run your water for a few minutes and it will clear up.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while the fire department inspects the community's fire hydrants.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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 pulsating sprinkling system is good alternative for watering your lawn. The pulsating sprinkling system sprays 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. Over watering or under watering 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 pm to 10 am.

For more waterSmart tips, 
visit www.ConserveWaterGeorgia.net
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