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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Labor DayLabor Day is celebrated every year on the first Monday of September.  This holiday pays tribute to our ancestors who helped to transform working conditions in our country.  Their struggles and sacrifices not only shaped our country’s workforce regulations, it also propelled our industrial advances allowing the United States of America to be the prosperous nation we are today.

Their struggle was significant and the workers had finally had enough in the late 1800’s when they joined together to form workers unions.  Together they fought for safer working conditions, reasonable pay and reasonable working hours.  As a result of their bravery, we no longer have children working in factories.  Companies are required to ensure safety precautions are made while we do our tasks. We have set guidelines for the number of hours each week we work and minimum pay requirements preventing employers from paying us less than livable wages.  During their protests and the resulting riots, many lives were lost. 

After the peak of the protests in 1894, the federal government passed an act acknowledging Labor Day as an official holiday.  The holiday was declared in attempts to mend the strained relationships between the workers, the government and the industries.

In honor of their bravery and dedication, the Columbus Water Works will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.  If you have a water related emergency, please call 706-649-3400. Emergency Crews will be available.


Monday, August 14, 2017

New Website

We are excited to announce our new website will be launched on Friday, August 18, 2017!  

The updated site will make it easier for you to pay your bill, report a problem, get information about events and learn more about us.  The updated website will continue to provide you with key information on our customer service, operational departments, reports, educational resources, company announcements, blog, Facebook and more.

Thursday, August 03, 2017
Kids are getting ready to venture off to another year full of classes, learning challenges and new experiences. Parents and grandparents are working hard to make sure they have what they need to make the best of the new school year. Columbus Water Works’ team members are proud to have been able to contribute to the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley’s annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign gathering school supplies for families who need a little extra support.

This year’s “Stuff the Bus” campaign collected and distributed 5,226 filled backpacks to Title 1 schools for kids K-2 in Columbus, Phenix City, Russell County and Harris County. 33 additional boxes of supplies were also donated to schools for teachers to allocate to their students in need throughout the school year. This event provides needed support to our children allowing them to focus on learning instead of focusing on things they need.

The Columbus Water Works cares about our youth and wish everyone a safe and productive school year.

For more information about United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley and the services they support, please visit: https://www.unitedwayofthecv.org/

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