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Friday, October 25, 2019
2019 halloween
Halloween is just around the corner and families all over the community are preparing. Its tradition for families to search for the perfect costume, decorations, and treats for those little trick-or-treaters. This year, trick or treat night will take place on Thursday, October 31. Below are some tips to help keep you safe as you enjoy the Halloween festivities.

Trick or Treat Safety Tips:

  1. The Columbus Police Department advises trick-or-treating between 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  2. Plan costumes that are bright and reflective and that fit correctly to prevent entanglement and tripping.
  3. Consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as an alternative to masks, because masks can limit or block eyesight.
  4. Stay in a group and communicate where you will be going. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  5. A parent or a responsible adult should accompany young children to ensure safety, any child under the age of 12 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  6. Leave electronics in a purse or a bag you are carrying. Have them ready if necessary, but focus on keeping together in a group, communication, and keeping your head up to be observant.
  7. Always check the candy given to your child before letting them eat it.

While trick-or-treating is the traditional way to have family fun, there are also many other family-friendly activities taking place in our community to celebrate Halloween. Visit the Muscogee Moms Fall Festival guide or visit https://familyandkidsga.com/fall-festivals-columbus-ga/ to see other events that will be happening in the community.

Columbus Water Works wishes you a safe and Happy Halloween!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
On October 23, Columbus Water Works (CWW) will join other water professionals, elected officials, non-profit organizations and water providers across the nation to raise awareness about the importance of water by recognizing the fifth annual “Imagine a Day without Water”. Arranged by the Value of Water Coalition, hundreds of organizations will host programs and lead projects aimed at raising awareness about the crucial need for investment in our nation’s water infrastructure.

“Imagine a Day without Water” emphasizes the important role water plays in our Nation’s public health and economic foundation. This event is a day dedicated to education and advocacy about the value of water. It is an opportunity for everyone who cares about safe and reliable water to recognize the importance and value of our most essential resource - water. Through social media and other communication platforms, “Imagine A Day without water” is promoting conversations on how water is essential, invaluable, and worthy of investment.

Can you “Imagine a Day without Water?”

The intricate system of facilities and pipes, mostly deep underground that move and treat our drinking water is often forgotten. But could you imagine a day without any water - a day without safe, reliable water and wastewater service? A day without water means no water comes out of your tap to brush your teeth. When you flush the toilet, nothing happens. It means firefighters have no water to put out fires, farmers couldn’t water their crops, and doctors couldn’t wash their hands before they treat patients.

The water professionals at the Columbus Water Works recognize the vital role safe and reliable water plays in our community. We use a proactive process applied throughout our organization to address aging infrastructure, corrective and preventive maintenance, and replacement as well as future planning to accommodate the growing population’s water and wastewater needs. This Master Plan forecasts system needs for 25 years. It is updated every five (5) years, allowing for an accurate plan and funding allocation for current and future projects.

One significant piece of the plan is the Capital Improvement Program. The program focuses on the replacement and renovation of aging pipelines and system improvements to meet Columbus’ needs. Since project funding is limited, CWW is committed to making sure funds are used in the most efficient and effective way, providing the highest return on investment.

Although no system is perfect, Columbus Water Works is dedicated to working hard to ensure that our community never has to experience a day without water.

For more information about the Value of Water Coalition and its effort to raise awareness regarding the importance of water and its infrastructure, visit http://thevalueofwater.org/.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Columbus Day 
Columbus Day is a national holiday that pays tribute Christopher Columbus landing in the Americas in 1492. Christopher Columbus intended to voyage toward China, India, and Asia. But on October 12th he landed in the Bahamas, making him the first European to explore the Americas. His discovery led to the great nation of the United
President Franklin D. Roosevelt pronounced the holiday originally on October 12th, but in 1971 Columbus Day was changed to the second Monday in October.

Today, the holiday is celebrated to honor Christopher Columbus and Italian-American heritage all over the United States. No matter how you decide to celebrate Columbus Day, whether with your family or in a parade, we hope you have a fun-filled and relaxing celebration!

In observance of Columbus Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, October 14th, 2019. If you experience a water related emergency during this time, please call 706-649-3400.  Emergency crews will be available to assist you.

Columbus Water Works wishes you a Happy Columbus Day!

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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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