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  • Columbus Water Works
    and Oxbow Meadows see Biosolids Program This requires CWW to grow crops on the fields to uptake nutrients to reduce the levels in the soils CWW s laboratory samples monitoring wells around these fields to ensure ground water that flows to the river is not overloaded by these nutrients and flowing to the river These test are performed monthly and reported to the GA EPD Water Quality Monitoring General Services

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/plaintext/departments/groundwater.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • Columbus Water Works
    Finance Information Technology Communications Security and Safety Reports Fort Benning Contact Us Social Media Blog Loading River Monitoring Because the Chattahoochee River is a major drinking water source not just for Columbus but also for cities in Alabama protecting it is of critical interest to Columbus Water Works It s important for CWW to know whether or not the river has been impacted so that it can continue to provide residents with safe reliable drinking water That s why CWW was one of the first utilities in the state to undertake a comprehensive source water study Through this effort CWW now knows all the sources of wastes in all of the streams and tributaries that feed into the river The next step is to tie the sources into CWW s information system to help create a real time notification system for all the entities that rely on the river should its quality be compromised Water Quality Monitoring General Services Ground Water River Monitoring Contract Services Water Wastewater Testing CSO Testing CALL BEFORE YOU DIG Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional smart digging means calling 811 before each job learn more EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Play games

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/plaintext/departments/rivermonitering.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • Columbus Water Works
    analyses as well as wastewater analyses The Columbus Water Works Drinking water lab is certified by the States of GA and AL to perform Total Coliform E coli and bacterial analyses on drinking water Our wastewater analyses include BOD Fecal Coliform metals and several organics to name a few For more information on these services or to inquire about contracting with the Columbus Water Works for analytical testing contact the

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/plaintext/departments/contractservices.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • Columbus Water Works
    Security and Safety Reports Fort Benning Contact Us Social Media Blog Loading Water Wastewater Testing Water To ensure that the finished water from the treatment facilities remains safe for you and your family the quality is regularly monitored by CWW s laboratory staff In fact the lab reviews approximately 225 samples a month taken from various locations within the distribution system Wastewater CWW laboratory staff carefully monitors the wastewater process providing daily analysis of the influent that comes into the plant and the effluent that leaves it Lab staff also takes samples at the Combined Sewer Overflow sites and at industries connected to the sewer system While these activities are mandated by State and Federal regulations CWW takes its role as a steward of the environment very seriously In fact the utility has a contract with the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division EPD to monitor water quality in the stretch of the Chattahoochee River in and around Columbus Water Quality Monitoring General Services Ground Water River Monitoring Contract Services Water Wastewater Testing CSO Testing CALL BEFORE YOU DIG Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional smart digging means calling 811 before each job learn

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/plaintext/departments/waterwastewatertesting.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • Columbus Water Works
    section of Columbus see Combined Sewer Treatment CWW operates these facilities by permit from the GA Environmental Protection Division EPD These permits require CWW to sample and analyze not only the waters that flow from the treatment processes but also in the Chattahoochee River where the waters are discharged The intent is to ensure that there are no adverse impacts to the river from these treatment processes Water Quality Monitoring

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/plaintext/departments/csotesting.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • Columbus Water Works
    Employee Services Finance Information Technology Communications Security and Safety Reports Fort Benning Contact Us Social Media Blog Loading Industrial Pretreatment Program The Industrial Pretreatment Program serves to protect the integrity of the sewer conveyance system and wastewater treatment plant This protection is accomplished through permitting sampling and on site inspections of the industrial users that discharge a process waste stream into the sewer conveyance system For those industrial users that discharge a process waste stream that may be considered high strength or pose a threat to the biological process at the wastewater treatment plant pretreatment may be needed Industrial pretreatment is when an industrial user actually performs some type of treatment such as chemical physical biological or a combination of the three before it discharges into the sewer conveyance system Permitted facilities must meet certain discharge guidelines adopted from federal state and local regulations before discharging into the sewer conveyance system Environmental Compliance Industrial Pretreatment Program Fats Oil Grease Backflow Prevention Watershed Protection Source Water Protection Water Conservation CALL BEFORE YOU DIG Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional smart digging means calling 811 before each job learn more EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Play games and find

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/plaintext/departments/industrialpretreatmentprogram.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • Columbus Water Works
    FOG pose major problems for every municipality in the U S and Columbus is no exception Every household and restaurant discharges FOG into the sewer system each day These FOG s solidify in the sewer system causing blockages and back ups to the normal flow in the system This ultimately causes Sanitary Sewer Overflows SSO which release raw untreated sewage into our creeks streams and the river To reduce the impact of FOG on the sewer system the Columbus Water Works CWW has a FOG Program which requires restaurants to control the amount of grease released to the system These controls include good kitchen practices containment of the FOG and removal This program has dramatically reduced the amount back ups in Columbus s sewer system over the past decade Homeowners can help too by not pouring cooking grease down the drain causing their own drain lines to clog CWW and the City of Columbus are working together to provide a recycling program for homeowners to dispose of their household grease which CWW uses as fuel see Wastewater Treatment Environmental Compliance Industrial Pretreatment Program Fats Oil Grease Backflow Prevention Watershed Protection Source Water Protection Water Conservation CALL BEFORE YOU DIG Whether

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/plaintext/departments/fog.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • Columbus Water Works
    I have a backflow prevention device Yes State law requires CWW as the provider of the municipal water system to protect the system from being compromised by backflow once the water has passed through a customer s meter Therefore CWW requires a backflow prevention device be in place for its customers before we will provide service Does everyone have to comply with these regulations Yes because of the federal mandate CWW is under regarding backflow prevention and because it serves as a way of protecting the water supply it is imperative that all customers have backflow prevention devices Why do backflow devices need to be tested and by whom Backflow devices need to be tested to ensure no contamination will enter CWW s distribution system or residents homes or businesses A certified backflow tester typically performs these tests What is thermal expansion Whenever water is heated it expands and this is called thermal expansion Thermal expansion can cause the pressure to increase on a plumbing system where a backflow device has been installed To prevent this problem a thermal expansion device is installed on the cold water side of interior plumbing to allow for this pressure relief The fix can be an inexpensive one CWW offers a thermal expansion device at our cost of 25 that may be obtained at our business office It comes with simple instructions on how to connect the device to your washing machine s cold water line If you prefer you may consult with your plumber for alternate protection devices and installation My water system was in place before this regulation why isn t my system grandfathered in on regulatory requirements Because backflow can lead to serious public health issues grandfathering older homes and businesses into the system is not an option The regulations are

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/plaintext/departments/backflowprevention.aspx (2016-05-01)
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