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  • The Pipeline : What's Your Water Really Worth?
    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 Wednesday January 27 2016 What s Your Water Really Worth Every day millions of people turn on their faucets but give little thought to the water that streams out We drink it bathe in it swim in it and cook with it But have you thought about how much water is required to produce the things used in your daily life Almost every manufacturing process from clothes to cars to food to computers all depend on water and a lot of it Many people believe that bottled water is a better choice than tap water but did you know that nearly every element of the public water treatment and delivery processes are regulated by the state and federal governments to ensure a safe quality drinking water These same standards are not required for bottled water Why spend more than you need to on necessities like water Let s compare the costs Where would we be without tap water How would we clean fruits and veggies dishes and clothes water plants landscapes or wash our cars Where would we shower or brush our teeth How would we flush our toilets How many businesses would have to suspend operations or relocate entirely How would our Institutions from hospitals to

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    be closed until later this evening Although local detours are in place it is recommended that the travelling public avoid the area Follow up paving work will be performed next week during low traffic hours Sanitary sewage containment measures are in place and no spillage has occurred from the collapsed line Please follow us on our Facebook page for updates and additional information about this and other construction projects Posted By Columbus Water Works At 10 55 AM Comments 0 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 best tap water and the Biosolids Residuals Program Excellence Award The largest organization of water professionals in the state GAWP works to make advances in public health safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of water professionals GAWP knows the critical role that our water systems play in the health and safety of our communities and the importance of the work water professionals accomplish 24 7 every day of the year For more information on GAWP please visit their website at www gawp org Posted By Columbus Water Works At 11 15 AM Comments 0 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

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    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 open by the end of April Please continue to check our Facebook page and blog for updates Posted By Columbus Water Works At 3 46 PM Comments 0 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 Works At 12 27 PM Comments 0 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

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    12 2016 Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in Drinking Water How does lead enter into the drinking water supply 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 potential source of lead in Columbus is from old lead based solder used in the joints of residential copper plumbing Corrosion control reduces the opportunity for this lead to leach into the water within the home As reported in CWW s most recent Water Quality Report to our customers CWW s water is safe and the lead detected in home plumbing meets the requirements of the EPA Lead and Copper regulations How can I find out more Test results for regulated contaminants that have been detected in the treated water and the level at which they were found for the preceding calendar year are published annually in our Water Quality Report Consumer Confidence Report which is distributed by mail to all our customers To view a copy of this report click here Still have questions Click here for more information Posted By Columbus Water Works At 2 47 PM Comments 0 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

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    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 January 27 2016 What s Your Water Really Worth Every day millions of people turn on their faucets but give little thought to the water that streams out We drink it bathe in it swim in it and cook with it But have you thought about how much water is required to produce the things used in your daily life Almost every manufacturing process from clothes to cars to food to computers all depend on water and a lot of it Many people believe that bottled water is a better choice than tap water but did you know that nearly every element of the public water treatment and delivery processes are regulated by the state and federal governments to ensure a safe quality drinking water These same standards are not required for bottled water Why spend more than you need to on necessities like water Let s compare the costs Where would we be without tap water How would we clean fruits and veggies dishes and clothes water plants landscapes or wash our cars Where would we shower or brush our teeth How would we flush our toilets How many businesses would have to suspend operations or relocate entirely How would our Institutions from hospitals to firehouses to schools function You simply cannot beat the price on a service that delivers public health fire protection economic development and quality of life Posted By Columbus Water Works At 2 03 PM Comments 0 Thursday January

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2016_1 (2016-05-01)
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    been restored to permit compliance The muddy river water stressed the North Columbus Water Resources Facility NCWRF the drinking water treatment plant in removing turbidity The plant experienced some mechanical failures even with redundancy that impeded the alum and lime feed systems that cause the muddy particles to settle out As a result of the mechanical failure higher than normal levels of alum passed through the filters into the distribution system The disinfection process was not impacted and chlorine residual testing leaving the plant and in the distribution system indicate effective disinfection The mechanical problems have been corrected and water production was restored to its high quality on Dec 26th The drinking water is safe but cloudier than normal The Fort Benning water plant was off line during the event and was not impacted CWW is flushing the system based on customer calls It may take a couple of days for the water to pass on through to the outer reaches of the distribution system If you continue to have cloudy tap water please contact Columbus Water Works at 706 649 3400 and crews will be dispatched to flush the system Columbus Water Works has been in contact with the EPD in regards to SSOs the flooding of the wastewater plant and the cloudy drinking water There will be a public notice required by the EPD in regards to the cloudy drinking water We are awaiting their reply and will provide the necessary notification within the mandated 30 day period I am extremely grateful to all of the Columbus Water Works team that worked many unscheduled hours during the Christmas holiday When they had planned to be with their family and friends they had to adjust their priorities in order to protect and restore water and sewer services to the Columbus Water Works customers said Steve Davis President Columbus Water Works Posted By Columbus Water Works At 6 22 PM Comments 0 Monday December 28 2015 Columbus Water Works Public Notification Due to recent heavy rains our Columbus water treatment plant experienced very high levels of turbidity cloudiness in our source water which is pumped from Lake Oliver During this stressed condition on December 25th 26th the water treatment plant also experienced malfunctions in the equipment used to feed Alum and Lime that settle the turbidity cloudiness out of the water As a result four turbidity readings on the filtered water were above the standard set by the EPA On finished water leaving the plant temporary discoloration was caused by an imbalance of treatment chemicals primarily the Alum and Lime which are mineral based and commonly used in drinking water treatment Chlorine disinfection was maintained throughout this period to eliminate bacteria The equipment malfunctions were repaired and normal plant treatment operation restored by 11 30 PM on December 26th Columbus Water Works began systematically flushing the discolored water out of the distribution system However some discoloration may remain in areas of the distribution system for the next few days Although

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2015_12 (2016-05-01)
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    T Purkiser Posted By Columbus Water Works At 11 54 AM Comments 0 Thursday November 19 2015 New and Improved Online Payment Options Register Online for Your Electronic Transaction Payment System E TAP Keeping customers informed is one of our main priorities With the Columbus Water Works website www cwwga org new and improved online e TAP bill payment system customers can pay bills online when it is convenient You can also manage your account and keep track of water use and account activity for up to 13 months all from your computer tablet or smart phone e TAP is designed to save you time by allowing you to manage your payments when it is most convenient for you If you have not already done so please Register your online account by going to our website www cwwga org and click on Pay my bill online and then follow the steps on the page The site is designed to help address the most common reasons for contacting your water services company Here are some of the benefits available through e TAP Benefits of the new design include Pay with Visa MasterCard and Discover Make a one time payment without signing up for an Online account Works great from your smart phone and tablet Extras for registered Online account holders No water account number needed to sign in View and pay multiple accounts with one transaction View 13 months of payment and consumption history Securely save your payment method Schedule automatic payments from checking savings account or credit card Receive an email text or phone call when an auto payment has been made Request a due date extension Receive an email reminder when your account has been billed Customers will not be charged additional fees when making electronic payments Ask a Customer Representative for more information call 706 649 3400 Thank you for being a valued Columbus Water Works customer Posted By Columbus Water Works At 2 58 PM Comments 0 Monday November 09 2015 In Honor of our Brave Service Men and Women Columbus Georgia is fortunate to have Fort Benning as a neighbor to our community Our neighbors represent the brave men and women serving our country The rich history of our neighboring military base allows us the opportunity to learn more about our country and the years of sacrifice these soldiers and their families have made and are still making today protecting our freedom In recognition of Veterans Day Columbus Water Works would like to share history about why Americans take this day specifically to honor these heroes On November 11 1918 an Armistice agreement was signed declaring a cease fire and prompting negotiations to end World War 1 In 1919 President Wilson proclaimed November 11 Armistice Day commemorating our soldiers for their heroism In 1938 Armistice Day became an official Holiday A day to pay tribute to ALL our Soldiers a day to remember those who gave their lives who have survived the battle field who are

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2015_11 (2016-05-01)
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    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 October 19 2015 Why Water Pressure is Important Did you know that water pressure and flow reliability impact a homeowners insurance rates Each city receives a safety rating based on several factors fire protection and water reliability are among these factors The city of Columbus GA is rated at a level 2 The levels range from 10 to 1 1 being the best There are only 20 cities in Georgia rated at a level 2 none are rated level 1 Consistent water flow and pressure are important to public safety because firefighters use fire hydrants as a means of putting out dangerous fires Fire hydrants require significant water flow and strong pressure to propel enough water at a

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2015_10 (2016-05-01)
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