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  • The Pipeline : Automated Meter Reading
    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 increase of 30 00 on their

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  • The Pipeline : Low Income Credit
    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 Name Email Website http Comments Verification Image Please enter the

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/lowincomecredit.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Happy Thanksgiving from Columbus Water Works
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/happythanksgivingfromcolumbuswaterworks.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Protecting Your Pipes From Freezing
    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 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 around the plumbing Be sure to remove any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of reach of children Consider using an outdoor faucet cover It will both protect the spout and the water lines providing water for your outdoor use Have your irrigation system serviced for the fall to winterize your

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/protectingyourpipesfromfreezing.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Dr. Oz changes his mind on "Flushable Wipes"
    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 links below Let s Talk

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/drozchangeshismindonflushablewipes.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Environmental Tips
    the drain can damage our sewer system cause sewer backups in our homes and sewer releases to the environment We all need to take responsibility for our sewer system for what we flush or pour down the drains Every property owner connected to the sewer system can be a potential contributor to sewer problems and be impacted by them Trash and Wipes Many household cleaning products are labels and marketed as disposable but do not break down in the city sewer system and should not be flushed down the toilet Some items include mop refills disinfecting wipes baby wipes paper towels towelettes rags dental floss baby diapers These products don t dissolve They clog pipes and cause expensive and time consuming repairs for us the homeowners We need to save ourselves and our wastewater utility from a pain in the drain put wipes rags and towels in the trash not the toilet Did You Know C ol umbus Water Works pulls 440 to 550 gallons of wipes out of two of their pump stations each month from wipe clogs Fats Oils and Grease FOG Grease sticks to household and sewage pipes as well as trash Over time grease build up will block the entire pipe and result in raw sewage backing up into our homes or overflowing into the street or waterway Running hot water down the sink simultaneously with the frying oil does not keep it from solidifying in the pipes It s already cold by the time it hits the larger system and can plug pipes completely We should never pour grease in our sink drain or toilet Use the garbage disposal sparingly Instead compost vegetable food waste and save gallons of water every time We need to pour our grease and oil into a can and put

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/environmentaltips.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Affects of Flushable Wipes
    Flushable Wipes How do Flushable wipes affect your sewer system A recent article from The Washington Post run by the Ledger Enquirer on September 8 2013 has inspired a lot of talk about personal wipes harmful effects to the sewer systems and ultimately your wallets This article announced that Washington area utilities are having problems with disposable wipes They are clogging sewer pipes and pumps requiring a lot of time consuming removal of wipes and costly repairs This is a problem that is also affecting Columbus Georgia Like other utilities Columbus Water Works CWW has installed grinder units at several locations in Columbus to grind up the un dissolved wipes to help with this problem but the truth is that these grinder units are not completely solving the problem CWW spends on average 846 man hours cleaning out the clogged pumps and lines every year In addition to the man hours needed these clogs can lead to damages and costly repairs The additional repairs and cleanings directly impact the costs of operating your utility Above photo is of a CWW grinder pump clogged by wipes What can you do to help Be careful what you flush If you are unsure if an item can is flushable just remember that human waste and toilet tissue are the only items to be flushed For more information on flushable materials Check out our blog article Environmental Tips National Association of Clean Water Agencies NACWA has also issued a story on flushable wipes Click here to view Posted By Columbus Water Works At 12 00 AM Very informative post Thanks for sharing this useful article By the way I wanna share a very helpful tips on this problem I use Clean Ends during my bathroom issue all the time Clean Ends offers an alternative

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/affectsofflushablewipes.aspx (2016-05-01)
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  • The Pipeline : Backflow Prevention Letters
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.cwwga.org/blogpost/socialmedia_blog/backflowpreventionletters.aspx (2016-05-01)
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