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Monday, May 21, 2018
Memorial DayMemorial Day is fast approaching and our community has begun preparations for celebrations honoring the lives lost during times of war.  Each national holiday has its own history and it is important to understand that history in order to preserve its purpose.

Memorial Day used to be known as “Decoration Day”.  In 1866, one year after the Civil War ended, communities would join together to decorate the graves of the fallen with flowers.  Each community designated their own day of remembrance.  After World War 1, Decoration Day became Memorial Day to include fallen soldiers in every American War.

In 1971, Memorial Day became a national holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday of May.  U.S. Congress also established a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. (local time) for all Americans to pause in an act of national unity for one minute.

On Memorial Day, as you pay tribute to the many lives lost during battle, please join us for a moment of silence at 3 p.m.

In observance of Memorial Day, Columbus Water Works’ offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018. Emergency Crews will be available, if you have a leak or other water related emergency, please call 706-649-3400.

For more information regarding Memorial Day, visit: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history
Monday, May 07, 2018
The first Monday in May is Water Professionals Appreciation Day in Georgia. In 2015, Governor Deal along with other government officials approved this bill and signed it into law. This day is designated to recognize water professionals of all levels, from lab analysts to operators, engineers to consultants, and others.

Safe and reliable drinking water is essential to a community's health. It directly impacts public health, fire protection, medical services, industry, agriculture, and more. The water professionals at Columbus Water Works have dedicated their careers to ensure that you have access to high-quality drinking water every time you turn on your tap. At the Columbus Water Works, we are proud to serve the residents of our community. We operate around the clock to provide our customers with clean drinking water and reliable services. We take pride in our work and our role in supporting our local economy.

In addition to our commitment to providing you with clean, safe drinking water, we also dispose of wastewater. Proper wastewater disposal includes safe and efficient collection and thorough wastewater treatment. Once treated, we can safely return this water to the river. By returning cleaned wastewater to the river, it helps to sustain this water resource for other communities downstream from Columbus, Georgia.

Thank you for trusting us to supply your drinking water!

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