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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

While spending time with friends and family is important during the holiday season, giving back to the community is equally as important. There are people in the community who are low on resources to celebrate the holiday season and it’s important we remember to help them in any way we can. Did you know that engaging in service projects can be a bonding experience for the whole family and can teach children how to give back to the community? If you are looking for a new way to fellowship together during the holidays, we suggest checking out some of the options below.

  1. Double the recipe. You and your family can join together to make many delicious holiday treats to offer a little homemade comfort to those in need. Check out Everyday Health for tips on how to bake with substitutes to avoid possible allergic reactions. 

  2. Donate to a food bank. Picking out food items from the grocery store can be an easy way to give back. Take the family on a shopping trip to pick up nonperishable goods for a local food bank or church. Extra food is always a huge help around the holidays. 

  3. Visit a nursing home. You and your family can decorate holiday cards and make small holiday gifts for the residents. Many people in these homes welcome extra cheer and visitors, especially around the holidays. 

  4. Clean out the toy box. Kids can donate some of the lightly-used games and toys they own to donate to kids who do not have any. Alternatively, you can also take the kids to the store to shop for new toys to donate. 

  5. Volunteer around the local area. The whole family can come together to help make a difference within the community. United Way is a local organization with many volunteer opportunities for anyone looking to help out. Check out United Way to see all of the different ways you and your family can make a positive impact this holiday season. 

Giving back to the community is an important gesture that can highly impact someone’s life. If you do not have the time to get the family together to complete a service project, consider monetary donations instead. The amount of the donation does not matter, any amount can make a difference.

Columbus Water Works would like to thank all of those who help our community. Your generous efforts and donations make a difference for those in need.

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Friday, November 15, 2019
ThanksgivingblogThe holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving dinner planning comes along with it. Families are planning dinner menus, sending out invitations, and looking forward to watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Families prepare massive dinners that include turkey, dressing, casseroles, green beans, cranberry sauce and so much more. Thanksgiving is a day for people to eat the best food they can make and enjoy time with loved ones. Unfortunately, many families find themselves without resources to have a Thanksgiving celebration.

It is important to show gratitude for our blessings during the holidays. Showing gratitude can open our eyes to the fact that others are not as fortunate and can promote a giving spirit. For opportunities to help others in the community, reach out to local food banks, charities, or churches.

When celebrating this season with your friends and family, please try to think about others who may not have what you do. Reach out to someone in need and show those who are less fortunate a little bit of compassion and caring. It may be what one person just might be thankful for.

Columbus Water Works wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

In recognition of Thanksgiving Day, Columbus Water Works will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. If you experience a water related emergency, please call 706-649-3400. Emergency crews will be available.

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Friday, November 08, 2019
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 11, approximately 12,000 linear feet of water lines between 4th Street and 6th Street, traveling north and south and between Front Avenue and 6th Avenue, traveling east and west will undergo scheduled maintenance.  Due to the size and complexity of this project, work is expected to take approximately 180 days.  Pending any unforeseen emergencies or weather delays, work is scheduled to be completed in May 2020.

Our contractor, Mainlining America, LLC., will begin this project on Monday, November 11th.  Work is scheduled to occur Monday through Friday between the hours 8 am and 4 pm. 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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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Columbus, Georgia is fortunate to have Fort Benning as a close neighbor to veterans-dayour community. Fort Benning is a United States Army post that supports active-duty military, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and family members. The history of the close military base provides us with opportunities to learn more about our country and learn more about the men and women who give their all to for your freedom.

November 11 is an important day in American history. It is the day that signaled the end of World War I in 1918. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 “Armistice Day”, commemorating our soldiers for their heroism. In 1938, the United States Congress approved an act starting November 11 as a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of world peace and honoring those who sacrificed their lives in search of it. President Eisenhower officially changed the name to “Veterans Day” in 1954 to honor all soldiers who sacrificed everything for their country.

Veterans Day is a celebration of those who gave their lives to keep our country and our freedom safe. Every year on November 11th, Arlington National Cemetery holds a memorial service to honor over 400,000 soldiers who gave up their lives to protect and serve the United States. Many schools and businesses are closed nationwide on Veterans Day to show respect and honor to those who fought selflessly for our country. Without the hard work and sacrifices these brave men and women made, we would not be the country we are today.

On Monday, November 11, Columbus Water Works encourages you to thank a soldier for their service and remember the impact their sacrifices have made in your life.

From all of us at Columbus Water Works, “Thank you for your service, your sacrifices, and your bravery.”

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