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    August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Wednesday November 26 2014 Happy Thanksgiving from Columbus Water Works Each year we set aside this day to reflect on how thankful we are for all of our blessings At the Columbus Water Works we would like to take a moment and say Thank You to our customers Without your support we would not be able to provide Columbus with safe and reliable drinking water Happy Thanksgiving Don t forget to save your Holiday cooking grease for our recycling event January 10 2015 Posted By Columbus Water Works At 12 10 PM Comments 0 Tuesday November 11 2014 Protecting Your Pipes From Freezing Last winter was a tough one for the community with near record breaking temperatures This colder weather caused many home owners business owners and even Columbus Water Works the pain of repairing frozen water pipes This year we want to help the community prepare for the upcoming winter season and avoid the trouble of frozen water lines This blog contains some Do It Yourself tips that only require a small amount of money and a little bit of time If these steps are taken before the cold temperatures hit they can prevent pipes from freezing The best way to prevent the frustrating and costly experience of frozen water pipes is to address the potential problem before cold weather hits Locate your shut off valve and be sure it is working properly in case you experience a burst pipe and need to cut it off in a hurry Close seal and or insulate crawl space and attic space openings These are the most vulnerable pipes during cold weather The local hardware store will have insulation materials Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warmer air to circulate

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2014_11 (2016-05-01)
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    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 October 06 2014 Dr Oz changes his mind on Flushable Wipes As more information on the true impact of f lushable wipes is being realized through higher costs among utilities Dr Oz changes his endorsement of flushing flushable wipes down the sewers To read the article and view Dr Oz s television episodes click here Columbus Water Works does not have an opinion on your choice to use these products we just ask that they are tossed in the trash can instead of flushing them down the toilet For more information on how these products are impacting Columbus sewer system see

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2014_10 (2016-05-01)
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    April 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Friday September 26 2014 Backflow Prevention Letters For the past several years Columbus Water Works has been diligently working to replace residential and commercial water meters that have reached the end of their useful life In accordance with State and Federal requirements the new residential meters being installed include a built in backflow prevention device This device prevents water from re entering the public water system once it passes the meter These devices may cause a slight change in the water pressure in your home and create a closed system that may produce plumbing issues due to thermal expansion In an effort to inform our customers about these potential issues CWW mails out a certified letter to homes whose meters are being replaced We mail these letters several months in advance to allow homeowners an opportunity to prepare for these changes The certified letter includes an informational package regarding thermal expansion and a contact number if you have any questions or concerns To view a copy of the pamphlet click here It is important that you review this information so if you get a notice from the post office about a certified letter please pick it up The information is very important Posted By Columbus Water Works At 3 55 PM Comments 0 Monday September 08 2014 Creeks to Coast Building Partnerships with Schools and Organizations in our Community The Columbus Water Works CWW and Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center have been participating in a program for the past two years sponsored by the Georgia Aquarium called Creeks to Coast The program takes both Middle School and High School Teachers from the head waters of the Chattahoochee

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    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 August 08 2014 New Stationary Grease Recycle Sites Now Open Columbus Water Works has been working with the community to collect used kitchen grease for the past few years This used grease that would otherwise be tossed in the trash is being used to generate supplemental power at the wastewater treatment plant Our community has been very supportive of this program and has asked for additional opportunities to drop off used cooking grease more often than our bi annual collection events At CWW we listen to your input CWW is happy to announce the creation of two 2 Grease Recycling Stationary Sites to collect your used cooking grease Now instead of having to wait until August or January you can bring it to one of these locations any day at any time The only difference between our collection events and the stationary sites is that you will have to leave your container with your grease when you drop it off So please make sure that you bring it out in a disposable container These sites are located at 1335 Alexander Street just past the entrance to the Columbus Water Works Service Center on the right 3001 South Lumpkin Road Through the South Columbus Water Resources Facility main gate These stationary locations will only

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2014_8 (2016-05-01)
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    on your water bill If a faucet is dripping water 24 hours a day and can add up to a lot of money Click here to calculate how much water your drippy faucet is really wasting It is important to understand how much water your family uses under normal circumstances By knowing your normal usage pattern it can help you identify if there is something unusual All the information you need to learn more about your water use is right on your water bill On the lower left hand side of your bill you will see the consumption amount On this chart you will also see the previous amount used To get a more complete picture of your water use you can either look at your previous bills or call our customer service department at 706 649 3400 for a more complete usage history If your water consumption is increasing drastically chances are there is a leak To determine if you have a leak make sure your appliances that use water are turned off and the faucets are off Then look at the water meter If the dial on your water meter is still moving then there is a leak For some do it yourself leak detection options please click here If you have discovered a leak Columbus Water Works would like to help After you have the leak repaired bring in the receipt i e plumber invoice and a customer service representative will be happy to review your account and provide a leak credit This credit can only be used once within a 12 month period For more information about what you will need to receive an adjustment click here Posted By Columbus Water Works At 10 26 AM Comments 0 Thursday June 12 2014 Why Is Your Consumer

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2014_6 (2016-05-01)
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    is from a different source which has a different impact Harvested rainwater simply delays the use of water that nature would be using in that same area When using water from a traditional irrigation system you are using water that is pulled from your drinking water source in our case the Chattahoochee River This water is not being returned to the river for others to use further downstream Can I use rainwater for other purposes Rainwater can be used for other purposes if treated and filtered properly It is very important to understand that the water collected in the standard rain barrel should not be used for drinking water since it may contain some particles from your roof or even grow algae in the barrel Drinking water needs to be tested and properly treated to ensure that it is safe for you and your family For these reasons the Columbus Water Works does not recommend using rainwater for drinking purposes If you are interested in building your own Rainwater Barrel Columbus Water Works Oxbow Meadows and Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on May 3 2014 at Oxbow Meadows During this event the participants will build their own rain barrel Everyone will leave with a fully assembled rain barrel and instructions to set it up at their home For information on the workshop and how to register please click here Posted By Columbus Water Works At 1 05 PM Comments 1 Friday April 25 2014 Columbus Georgia and Its Magic Water Did you know that Columbus tap water is magic According to a sign proudly posted at the 4th Avenue Car Wash in Columbus Georgia it is A sign like this needed to be investigated So we asked the owner if their Magic Water is Columbus tap water he chuckled and said yes Then we learned the great story behind this magic tap water A friend of the owner s son couldn t understand why no matter how many times or how he washed his car at home he could never get the car to shine as good as it does when he takes it to 4th Avenue Car Wash The owner then replied We have Magic Water Indeed the tap water in Columbus is Magic We believe do you For information about the Best Tasting Tap Water click here Want more information from your water utility Sign up to receive email notifications Let us know how we re doing Leave a comment on the blog or send us an email Click here to send inquiries to our Customer Service department Click here to send general correspondence Posted By Columbus Water Works At 1 44 PM Comments 0 We ve Got The Best Drinking Water Around Columbus tap water is getting a lot of recognition these days Just last week the Georgia Association of Water Professionals voted Columbus Water Works tap water the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Region At the Columbus Water Works we

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2014_4 (2016-05-01)
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    2013 August 2013 June 2013 Subscribe RSS 2 0 Feed The Pipeline Wednesday January 29 2014 Updated Offices Closing due to Inclement Weather Columbus Water Works will be closed all day on Wednesday January 29 2014 We ask that all employees stay in touch with their immediate supervisor Please remain sensitive to issues of safety PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR THE SPECIFIC PLANS FOR YOUR AREA Posted By Columbus Water Works At 8 33 AM Comments 0 Tuesday January 28 2014 Offices Closed due to Inclement Weather Due to local weather conditions Columbus Water Works Main Office at 1421 Veterans Parkway will close at 12 00 noon today January 28 2014 and reopen for business on Wednesday January 29 2014 at 1 00 p m We ask that all employees stay in touch with their immediate supervisor on the conditions of returning to work tomorrow Please remain sensitive to issues of safety PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR THE SPECIFIC PLANS FOR YOUR AREA Posted By Columbus Water Works At 8 56 AM Comments 0 Monday January 13 2014 Powder Activated Carbon Usage Over the past few years Columbus water source Lake Oliver has contained a higher amount of algae com ponents MIB and Geosmin this is a fancy way of saying that there are natural compounds giving the drinking water a funny smell and taste Even though it is completely safe to drink these compounds we don t want our water to smell or taste funny So to get rid of the funny taste and smell Columbus Water Works CWW uses a powdered activated carbon PAC as needed The PAC absorbs the offensive compounds which are then removed by filtration One way to control costs of using the powdered activated carbon is to prevent the reason it s needed Therefore

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2014_1 (2016-05-01)
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    it will automatically turn off all the internal lights As employees enter the building at each of the predetermined zones the lights to that area will turn on When all of the light fixtures are replaced the energy savings will be increased Columbus Water Works will be working to apply similar features throughout the organization in the future Posted By Columbus Water Works At 3 52 PM Comments 0 Monday December 09 2013 Improved Backwash Filter System Water Filtration is the process of passing water through material such as a bed of sand coal or other granular substance to remove impurities from the water before we drink it These impurities consist of suspended particles fine silts and clays biological material bacteria and plankton among others in the water being treated The filtration process occurs after processes that remove most of the larger materials out of the raw water The filter media used in the filtration process must be changed approximately every 25 years Once a filter becomes dirty it has to be taken out of service and backwashed To clean the filter water is passed quickly upward through the filter opposite the normal direction called back flushing or backwashing to remove embedded particles Prior to this step compressed air may be blown up through the bottom of the filter to break up the compacted filter media to aid the backwashing process this is known as air scouring This contaminated water can be disposed of or it can be recycled by mixing with the raw water entering the plant The filtration process equipment to include filter media under drain system and filter valves need to be properly maintained and replaced when the equipment life cycle is reached Just this year Columbus Water Works completed a major renovation to the North Columbus Water Resources Facility NCWRF replacing the plants aged water filtration system components The project replaced the filter media with new media replaced the under drain system with a new under drain system with the use of an air scour backwash system and replaced several filter valves that had reached the end of their useful life This new air scour backwash system utilizes blowers to supply air through durable stainless steel piping to the filter The new backwash system now uses water and air to clean the filter which has resulted in decreased water usage needed to backwash the thirty 30 filters These features have provided measureable reductions in backwash cycles and processed water use and electricity use Through the increased efficiency this project has been estimated to provide an annual savings of 81 000 Posted By Columbus Water Works At 4 10 PM Comments 0 Tuesday December 03 2013 Turning Waste into an Energy Generator In today s society recycling has become a priority as we work to protect our natural resources and the environment for future generations Nearly everything that we consume has a waste product packaging materials food scraps cooking fats oils and grease broken or worn out

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blog_index.aspx?menuID=265&date=2013_12 (2016-05-01)
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