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    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 Wednesday September 16 2015 New Grease Collection Sites Last July Columbus Water Works opened our first two stationary drop off sites for customers to leave their used kitchen grease in a disposable container any time of day any day of the year The response from the community has been extremely positive Based on these results we have expanded the number of locations available for grease drop off Please remember that kitchen grease should never be poured down the drains It can cause major damage to the sewer lines on private property as well as the public sewer lines All of the sites listed below are now available for use John Rigdon Park 6800 Psalmond Road Corner of Buena Vista Road and Higgs Drive Corner of Lindsay Drive and Glenwood Drive Corner of 45th Street and 2nd Avenue South Commons CSO Lumpkin Boulevard behind the Civic Center Frank Chester Park 1441 Benning Road 1335 Alexander Street past the entrance to Columbus Water Works Service Center on the right 3001 South Lumpkin Road Through the South Columbus Water Resources Facility main gate Click here to view a map of these locations To learn more

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    voluntary Highlighting the facilities awards this year the North Columbus Water Resource Facility NCWRF received the Plant of the Year Award for Outstanding Operation of a Water Treatment Plant in the category of Surface Water 50 MGD and Greater The NCWRF was built in 1915 and has gone 100 consecutive years without a violation The Fort Benning Water Treatment Plant received the Plant of the Year Award for Outstanding Operation of a Water Treatment Plant in the category of Surface Water 3 8 99 MGD The new FBWTP is a state of the art membrane treatment facility and this is the first time in history the FBWTP has won the Plant of the Year The Fort Benning Leyte Well received the Plant of the Year Award for Outstanding Operation in the category of Ground Water less than 1 MGD The Fort Benning Griswold Range Well received a Certificate of Achievement Award for scoring greater than 95 on the plant of the year audit The GAWP Gold and Platinum awards are also given to Georgia Water Supply facilities who consistently meet compliance with drinking water regulations The Fort Benning Water Treatment Plant received a Gold Award in the surface water treatment category for 100 permit compliance In the ground water well category Malone 17 Tricolor Range and Leyte Field Range received a Gold Award for 100 percent permit compliance Even more impressive are the Platinum Awards given for 100 percent permit compliance for five years or more In the Surface water category the NCWRF received a Platinum Award For the ground water well category Carmouche Range Camp Darby Griswold Range McKenna Mout Range Good Hope and Hastings Range each received the Platinum Award Our employees bring a high level of skill and talent to the job every day It is our

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2015_8 (2016-05-01)
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    Conference in 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 Thursday July 09 2015 Call Before You Dig Columbus Water Works would like to remind our customers to make sure to have utility lines located before beginning any mechanized digging on your property Many utilities have their lines located underground If underground utility lines are not properly located before digging you may be in store for an unpleasant surprise If utility lines are hit you may cause harm to yourself damage to the property and or impact the utility s ability to provide services When a utility line is damaged and the lines were not marked in accordance to state law the person who damaged the line is responsible for repair costs At Columbus Water Works we locate our lines in 2 colors blue and green The blue lines indicate a water line and the green a sewer line Other utilities use different colors Please remember to call before you dig Just dial 811 or 1 800 282 4711 at least 48 hours before beginning your project to request a utility locate For more information on

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2015_7 (2016-05-01)
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    winter months It is important to have it checked every spring to make sure that it is working properly Don t over water your lawn Water only when the grass or plants show signs of needing it To test whether or not your lawn needs a soaking step on the grass If it springs back up you don t need to water If it stays flat it s time to water again Water lawns during early morning hours when temperatures and wind speed are the lowest When you water early you can water less because more of the water is absorbed into your lawn This reduces losses from evaporation Delay regular lawn watering during the first cool weeks of spring This encourages deeper rooting and makes your lawn healthier for the rest of the summer It also delays the first time you have to mow the grass Watch the clock Watering during the heat of the day or at night can actually harm your lawn Scald or burn damage occurs when hot sunlight hits water droplets that cling to leaves The tiny droplets imitate powerful miniature magnifying glasses At night cool moist conditions create an ideal environment for lawn diseases to develop Check your aim Don t water your street driveway or sidewalk Position your sprinklers so that your water lands on the lawn and shrubs and not the paved areas Add organic matter to soil Compost or mulch improves the ability for the soil to hold water and nutrients Mulching also helps to control weeds that compete with plants for water Plant native and or drought tolerant grasses ground covers shrubs trees and plants They require less watering and are usually native to our area Check with your local nursery for advice Put the right plants in the right places Read the plant tag and ensure it is appropriate for the location you want to plant it Consider your slope and drainage patterns Please don t drizzle A light sprinkle is the least effective method of watering In fact it can damage your lawn A good soaking gets to the root by encouraging deep solid root growth Lawns without deep root growth are less drought resistant and more prone to winter kill Harvest water for irrigation Collect the rainfall in rain barrels to use for irrigation Remember that outdoor watering is permitted daily from 4 pm to 10 am For more information about the drought and current drought response levels visit www gaepd org Posted By Columbus Water Works At 2 09 PM Comments 0 Friday May 15 2015 CWW Races in the Dragon Boat Competition Columbus Water Works is an active member in the Chattahoochee Valley community participating in as many activities as we can This year s Dragon Boat Festival was our third year with a team Each year our team continues to be extremely competitive while having a lot of fun There were 26 teams this year who paddled their hearts out for bragging rights over

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2015_5 (2016-05-01)
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    inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth s environment On April 22 2015 more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries will celebrate Earth s Day with a goal of a healthy and sustainable environment AFLAC is hosting their annual Earth Day event which will be held at the Corporate Ridge location Columbus Water Works and approximately twenty five other vendors from the state of Georgia will participate in this celebration This celebration is held every year to bring environmental awareness to AFLAC s employees The participating vendors help to achieve this goal in the following ways Helping the employees identify any environmental practices that are not earth friendly and to encourage them to improve upon any harmful habits or processes they are currently engaging Encouraging employees to become more involved in going green both in the home and in the workplace Providing educational information that will save energy conserve water promote wellness save money and save the earth and how to apply this educational information At AFLAC s Earth Day celebration Columbus Water Works will display meters recycle information backflow prevention information Fog Oil and Grease F O G information and material on how to conserve water how to detect and repair water leaks along with earth day material Posted By Columbus Water Works At 8 42 AM Comments 0 Thursday April 16 2015 STATE U Program Students Taking Action Towards the Environment University S T A T E University is a program designed to develop quality accountable learning experiences from students S T A T E University was conceived by a committee that has members from the Columbus Water Works Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center Chattahoochee RiverWarden and Keep Columbus Beautiful The acronym S T A T E stands for Students Taking Action Towards the

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2015_4 (2016-05-01)
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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 Tuesday March 31 2015 Automated Meter Reading The Columbus Water Works as part of the overall meter change out program has been replacing water meters with upgraded technology allowing for meters to be read remotely By replacing these meters and converting our meter reading and billing processes to a monthly cycle it will allow customers to access current water usage information discover water leaks sooner and many more future billing capabilities Among these future upgrades are budget billing and electronic billing Converting our meter reading to monthly reading is just a first step to being able to offer more state of the art capabilities Automated Meter Reading AMR is a better way to manage your water usage In the past your meter was read manually every two months and the usage was split over the following two months of billing With AMR your meter will be read monthly and you ll be billed for the previous 30 days just like your power or gas bill On your April or May bill you ll have a higher bill as you catch up on your billing Remember your meter used to be read every two months and the usage was split over the following two months billing so you are catching up to a 30 day cycle The amount of this catch up will vary by customer since it is based solely on each customers individual water consumption The average CWW customer will see a one time

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2015_3 (2016-05-01)
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    Sewer Line Replacement Road Closure on Warm Springs Road Water Professionals Gather for Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Spring Conference in 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 Friday January 16 2015 Low Income Credit If you re interested in the Low Income Credit Program perhaps wondering if you a friend or family member may qualify for a discount on your garbage fees then Click Here for more details Posted By Columbus Water Works At 3 35 PM Comments 0 Results CALL BEFORE YOU

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    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 Wednesday December 24 2014 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Over the next few weeks we will be celebrating Christmas and bringing in the New Year This is a joyous time of year to be with family and friends Please also remember those brave men and women who are overseas serving our Country and are unable to come home to see their loved ones Remember those in need that may need assistance reach out to one another in whatever way you can and remember that even the smallest actions can have a significant impact At Columbus Water Works we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2014_12 (2016-05-01)
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