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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
hydThe temperature is heating up outside. It's essential to stay hydrated all year, but more so in the late spring and early summer when temperatures are rising. Staying hydrated does not have to be a time-consuming process. It is easy to incorporate water into your daily activities. Drinking fluids is critical to being healthy and helps to maintain the necessary functions of the human body. Every cell and organ in your body requires water to function. You can improve your overall health, and be on the path to wellness by drinking water and staying hydrated. Below, we have included five easy ways to stay hydrated this summer.

Keep a bottle of water

Carrying a reusable water bottle with you ensures that you that will have access to water. When the bottle is empty, simply refill it and take a sip to stay hydrated.

Eat water-rich foods

According to Nutrition News, food choices can account for 20 percent of your daily fluid intake. Many fruits and vegetables contain large amounts of water. Watermelons, strawberries, and tomatoes are just a few examples of foods rich in water. Luckily, these fruits are also in season during the summer and should not be too difficult to find in your local supermarket.

Opt for water at restaurants

You’ll have plenty of refreshment options available at restaurants. Choose water. Soft drinks and alcohol do a poor job hydrating your body. Drinking alcohol is known to lead to dehydration.

Hydrate with a frozen dessert

Eating frozen desserts, like homemade popsicles that blend fruit and water, are great ways to stay hydrated. You could also eat frozen desserts such as pudding and jello.

When you’re feeling hungry, drink water

Dehydration and thirst can sometimes be confused with hunger. Drinking water can help you feel full and keep you from overeating later.

These are only a few ways to stay hydrated during the summer and incorporate water into your day! Be creative and find more ways to stay hydrated this summer!

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Monday, May 20, 2019
Memorial Day 2019MD
Memorial Day is fast approaching, and our community has begun preparations for celebrations honoring the lives lost during times of war. Each national holiday has a history, and it is essential to understand that history 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 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 27, 2019. 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.

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Monday, May 06, 2019
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 and from engineers to consultants. Crews Working

Safe and reliable drinking water is essential to a community's health.  Access to safe drinking water impacts public health, fire protection, medical services, 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.  Returning cleaned wastewater to the river helps sustain this water resource for other communities downstream from Columbus, Preventative maintenance programGeorgia.

Thank you for trusting us to supply your drinking water!

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