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  • The Pipeline : Water Professionals Gather for Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Spring Conference in Columbus, Georgia
    2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Thursday April 14 2016 Water Professionals Gather for Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Spring Conference in Columbus Georgia Columbus Water Works is proud to serve as the host utility for the Georgia Association of Water Professionals GAWP 2016 Annual Spring Conference and Expo This event will be held at the Convention and Trade Center Tuesday April 26 and Wednesday April 27 The Georgia Association of Water Professionals is a not for profit association whose chief purpose is to educate and assist those who have an interest in the proper management and protection of Georgia s valuable water resources GAWP estimates that more than 600 water professionals and exhibitors will attend this year s conference The conference will offer two days of educational sessions on topics including water wastewater treatment public education regulatory guidance asset management and leadership development It also provides a valuable opportunity for attendees to network with industry peers in a structured yet informal setting In addition to the workshop sessions attendees will have the opportunity to participate in skill and technical based activities such as Meter Madness Water Wastewater Jeopardy and Model Race Car Competition made from supply parts related to water wastewater plant There is also a best tasting tap water in Georgia contest in which representatives from each of the 8 GAWP Districts can compete in the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Association tap water taste testing competition GAWP has the most extensive awards program for water professionals in the entire state of Georgia Awards presented at the conference are statewide recognition in the areas of water wastewater plant awards top operators

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  • The Pipeline : Traffic Impact Expected April 5 and 6 Along 2nd Avenue
    Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Drinking Water Columbus Water Works Response to the Water Crisis in Flint Michigan What s Your Water Really Worth Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Friday April 01 2016 Traffic Impact Expected April 5 and 6 Along 2nd Avenue Columbus Water Works will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday April 5 and 6 2016 on the project for rehabilitation of water mains on 2nd Avenue This water main has been in service since 1916 100 years Columbus Water Works contractor Spiniello Companies Mainlining LLC will be doing the work that includes the cleaning and relining of aging distribution pipes using a process called Mechanical Cleaning and Cement Mortar Lining All traffic will be routed to the middle travel lane of southbound 2nd Avenue from 29th Street to 32nd Street This lane closure will occur between the hours of 9 a m and 3 p m while workers are present Police will be directing traffic at the 32nd Street intersection Security barriers and signage will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and reduce the disruption of the traffic flow This additional work is expected to be completed no later than Friday April 8th Columbus Water Works employs many maintenance programs such as the water main lining project to prolong the life and productivity of our infrastructure facilities and the quality of water provided to our customers These rehabilitation projects help extend the life of the

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/trafficimpactexpectedapril5and6along2ndavenue.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Riverwalk Clean-up Continues
    in Good Shape TRAFFIC IMPACT EXPECTED ALONG 2ND AVENUE Fire Hydrant Pressure Gauges Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Drinking Water Columbus Water Works Response to the Water Crisis in Flint Michigan What s Your Water Really Worth Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Thursday March 17 2016 Riverwalk Clean up Continues As a result of the December flood the entire Riverwalk suffered damage from floating debris erosion and built up mud that covered the trails Additional clean up of the Riverwalk and surrounding areas must be completed before it is fully safe for users to enjoy Columbus Water Works is responsible for maintaining the section of the Riverwalk between Bull Creek and Oxbow Meadows Our crews are working diligently to restore this area of the Riverwalk to its original state Contingent upon the weather this section of the Riverwalk should re

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  • The Pipeline : Columbus' Water System is in Good Shape
    Columbus Georgia Traffic Impact Expected April 5 and 6 Along 2nd Avenue Riverwalk Clean up Continues Columbus Water System is in Good Shape TRAFFIC IMPACT EXPECTED ALONG 2ND AVENUE Fire Hydrant Pressure Gauges Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Drinking Water Columbus Water Works Response to the Water Crisis in Flint Michigan What s Your Water Really Worth Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Monday March 14 2016 Columbus Water System is in Good Shape Columbus Water Works Vice President of Information Security and Environmental Services Vic Burchfield was interviewed by WXTX Fox 54 news about Columbus Water Works water treatment processes used to ensure safe and quality drinking water At our North Columbus Water Resource Facility water undergoes an extensive treatment process to meet the Environmental Protection Agency EPA standards for clean drinking water The water is withdrawn from the Chattahoochee River and moved through a series of steps in which cloudiness is reduced to produce high quality drinking water All chemical contaminants are rigorously assessed to make sure they are in compliance with the EPA s requirements for safe drinking water and thoroughly tested before reaching the homes of our community In calendar year 2015 CWW won 27 prestigious awards at the state local and national level in the areas of environmental stewardship operational planning management water quality monitoring safety and financial operations Watch our interview with WXTX to learn more about our water treatment process Posted By Columbus Water

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  • The Pipeline : TRAFFIC IMPACT EXPECTED ALONG 2ND AVENUE
    Hydrant Pressure Gauges Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Drinking Water Columbus Water Works Response to the Water Crisis in Flint Michigan What s Your Water Really Worth Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Wednesday March 09 2016 TRAFFIC IMPACT EXPECTED ALONG 2ND AVENUE The Columbus Water Works will start Monday March 14 2016 on a project for rehabilitation for water mains on 2nd Avenue This water main has been in service since 1916 100 years Columbus Water Works contractor Spiniello Companies Mainlining LLC will be doing the work that includes the cleaning and relining of aging distribution pipes using a process called Mechanical Cleaning and Cement Mortar Lining Effective March 14 2016 all traffic will be routed to the middle travel lane of southbound 2nd Avenue from 26th Street to 32nd Street This lane closure will occur between the hours of 9 a m and 3 p m while workers are present Police will be directing traffic at the 32nd Street intersection Security barriers and signage will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and reduce the disruption of the traffic flow This work is expected to be completed by the end of March Columbus Water Works employs many maintenance programs such as the water main lining project to prolong the life and productivity of our infrastructure facilities and the quality of water provided to our customers These rehabilitation projects help extend the life of the city s water

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/trafficimpactexpectedalong2ndavenue.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Fire Hydrant Pressure Gauges
    Good Shape TRAFFIC IMPACT EXPECTED ALONG 2ND AVENUE Fire Hydrant Pressure Gauges Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Drinking Water Columbus Water Works Response to the Water Crisis in Flint Michigan What s Your Water Really Worth Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Thursday February 25 2016 Fire Hydrant Pressure Gauges Columbus Water Works CWW is verifying our Geographic Information System data through the use of Pressure Recording Gauges The devices are designed to record water pressure readings and will provide valuable information to CWW verifying the accuracy of the pressure zones throughout the county Each pressure gauge is secured to the hydrant and will remain on each hydrant for 24 48 hours If you see this gauge attached to a hydrant rest assured this device will not compromise the hydrant s emergency use All fire hydrants remain fully functional while the

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/firehydrantpressuregauges.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Drinking Water
    Lead enters drinking water primarily as a result of corrosion or the erosion of materials in the water distribution system and household plumbing which contain lead Water that is not properly chemically balanced will cause the piping in the distribution system and home plumbing to corrode or rust and absorb metal such as lead into the water Adequate corrosion control provided during the treatment of the water seals the inside of the piping preventing the corrosion from occurring What are potential health effects from lead Lead poisoning often shows no symptoms however signs such as irritability weight loss vomiting constipation or stomach pain could occur Young children and pregnant women are at the greatest risk even from short term exposure Is Columbus Water Works CWW water safe to drink and use Yes our water meets all regulatory mandates CWW has never had a violation of the EPA Lead and Copper regulations How does CWW ensure the water delivered to customers does not contain lead Columbus Water Works has a long history of providing sound and reliable corrosion control to the drinking water provided to the residents of Columbus and Fort Benning As part of corrosion control and inspection program we conduct regularly scheduled lead and copper testing in accordance with the Lead and Copper Rule LCR established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency USEPA Adequate corrosion control provided during the treatment of the water seals the inside of the piping preventing the corrosion from occurring The results of our testing have indicated that lead has not been detected in the treated water leaving the water treatment plant Another important factor is that CWW does not have lead service lines Lead service lines were more commonly used in the northern states in the late 1800s and early 1900s The primary

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  • The Pipeline : Columbus Water Works' Response to the Water Crisis in Flint Michigan
    Worth Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 April 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Friday February 05 2016 Columbus Water Works Response to the Water Crisis in Flint Michigan The City of Flint Michigan has been in the news recently regarding lead contamination in their drinking water In response to customer concerns Columbus Water Works CWW is committed to providing you with timely and accurate information particularly in regards to the safety and quality of our water According to published reports there were two major factors which contributed to the crisis in Flint Michigan the lack of adequate corrosion control treatment and the presence of lead service lines and partial lead service lines within the water distribution system As per CWW in regards to the quality of drinking water in Columbus our customers can rest assured that all is well Unlike the City of Flint there are no lead service lines in the CWW system and corrosion control is effective and monitored closely As a component of our corrosion control inspection and treatment program CWW s compliance with the EPA s lead and copper rule has remained within regulatory limits since analysis began in 1992 Effective corrosion control is essential for good water quality and CWW balances the water chemistry consistently around the clock three times more often than standard practice Additionally CWW performs testing quarterly to measure metal corrosion rates to confirm that corrosion control is at the optimum level As reported in CWW s most recent Annual

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