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Friday, November 18, 2016
It is a blessing to share the experiences of life with the people who mean the most to us. However, due to the busy nature of our lives, we do not always have the time to let them know how much we appreciate them. Hence, Thanksgiving, a special day set aside to express our gratitude.

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the people who are important to us by expressing our thankfulness for how they have affected us. We have the opportunity to withdraw from the cares of the world and spend quality time with them. By simply speaking the words “thank you,” we recognize the contributions they have made in our lives. These words of gratitude affirm the love we have for them and emphasize the value we place on our relationships.

Columbus Water Works wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Day! Thank you for all of your support in our efforts to provide you with a safe and reliable drinking water supply system for you and your families.

In recognition of Thanksgiving Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. We will re-open Monday, November 28, 2016. Emergency Crews will be available, if you have a leak or other water related emergencies, please call 706-649-3400.

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Richard Dunn, Director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Department of Natural Resources has placed Muscogee County in Drought Advisory Level One, due to continued dry weather conditions and above-average temperatures.

The Drought Advisory is the first of three drought levels outlined in GA EPD Rule 391-3-30 and recommends voluntary water conservation by water users. Columbus Water Works (CWW) has a comprehensive Drought Management Plan, which establishes a progressive program for preserving the water supply as required by the EPD.  CWW will continue to monitor and provide updates if the drought status changes.

“The lack of widespread precipitation and high temperatures across Muscogee County during the past few months have resulted in increased drought conditions,” said Steve Davis, President of Columbus Water Works. “We are asking the community to use water wisely during this time.  Responsible water use can help maintain our water supply levels.”

Drought Advisory Level 1 outdoor water use allows daily watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the EPD.

“We want to be proactive in making the community aware of increased drought conditions and ask customers to be mindful of water use,” explained Steve Davis. “Under Level One, customers may continue outdoor water use between 4 P.M. and 10 A.M.”

Columbus Water Works will continue monitoring the drought conditions and work collectively with the State to protect the water supply and other uses of the Chattahoochee River.

Click here to view a map of Drought Levels for Counties in Georgia.

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Veterans Day

American soldiers play an important role in preserving our nation’s freedom. These men and women are sacrificing their lives to ensure our security. Through their commitment, we can enjoy the privileges that we have each day as American citizens, which is why we celebrate Veterans Day.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. It was established to remember the day of November 11, 1918 on the 11th hour, in which the Allied nations (the United States, France, Great Britain, Russia, and Italy) and their opponent Germany decided to temporarily end the hostilities between each other during World War I.

Later, following the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day to honor American veterans of all wars. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the legislation for the holiday on June 1, 1954.

At this time, Columbus Water Works would like to say thank you to all American soldiers who have fought and those who are currently fighting hard for our country. We appreciate your efforts, as well as your families support for you while you are dedicated to service.

Happy Veterans Day!

To learn more about why we celebrate Veterans Day, visit http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-veterans-day

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Monday, November 07, 2016
Columbus Water Works recognizes that proper maintenance of our infrastructure is important so that we can provide cost-effective and reliable services to our community.  One essential element of our comprehensive maintenance program is the inspection and rehabilitation of water lines. 
Beginning on November 9, approximately 10,000 linear feet of water lines between 6th Street and 10th Street, traveling north and south and between Front Avenue and 5th Avenue, traveling east and west will undergo scheduled maintenance.  Due to the size and complexity of this project, work is expected to take approximately 120 days.  Pending any unforeseen emergencies or weather delays, work is scheduled to be completed in March 2017.

Our contractor, Spinello, Inc. will begin this project on Wednesday, November 9th.   Work is scheduled to occur Monday through Friday between the hours 8 am and 4 pm.  At this time, no road closures are expected.  Security barriers and signage will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and reduce the disruption of the traffic flow. 

Columbus Water Works employs many maintenance and rehabilitation programs, such as this cleaning and lining project, to prolong the life and productivity of our infrastructure and prevent water line breaks.

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Friday, November 04, 2016

Columbus Water Works’ contractor, Layne Liner, LLC will be relining sanitary sewer lines at the intersection of Manchester Expressway and Earline Avenue.  They will be utilizing a rehabilitation process called Cured-In-Place lining.  This is a process of placing a cement-like substance designed to coat the interior walls of the sewer line, thereby extending the useful life of the line.

Preparation work will begin on Monday, November 7th with the lining work to begin Wednesday, November 9th between the hours of 7pm and 7am. During these hours, eastbound traffic on Manchester Expressway and northbound traffic along Earline Avenue will be limited to one lane.  Security barriers, lighting and signage will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and reduce the disruption of the traffic flow.  Pending any unforeseen emergencies or weather delays, work is expected to be completed by Friday, November 11, 2016. 

Columbus Water Works employs many maintenance programs, such as this sewer main lining project, to prolong the life and productivity of our infrastructure, facilities and the quality of service provided to our customers. These rehabilitation projects help extend the life of the wastewater infrastructure and prevent sewer line breaks.

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