Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water supply is available for human consumption.
Water is the original health beverage; it contains no fat, calories or cholesterol.
60% of an adult’s body is water.
Our Commitment to Water Quality
Columbus provides a variety of services to protect both surface & drinking water quality. We work with communities upstream to help reduce the impact of agricultural activities. In our own community, we partner with landowners adjacent to our reservoirs and monitor construction sites to limit sedimentation that can impact local waterways. We also protect the quality of life downstream by discharging clean water from our wastewater treatment plants.
Take a Tour
Signage installed at Griggs, O'Shaughnessy & Hoover Reservoirs invites park visitors to take a self-guided tour along the shoreline & learn about the green infrastructure installed there.
Rain gardens, pourous pavement & others can improve the quality of storm water entering the reservoirs that supply our drinking water.
Keep It Clean
The We All Live Downstream program offers simple steps you can take at home to Keep It Clean & prevent water pollution.
Learn more about: proper disposal of yard waste (including pet waste), household hazerdous waste & cooking grease; making simple lawn care choices; reducing stormwater runoff; maintaining cars, driveways properly & more.
Water Main Break FAQ's
Please report suspected water main breaks to 311 or 645-3111 immediately (Monday - Friday 7a.m. - 6p.m.) or to 645-7788 after hours and weekends.
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about water main breaks.
Winter Utility Update Customer Newsletter
The Utility Update customer newsletter featuring 2013 rates & a low income discount application is on-line and will be included with all bills mailed during the first quarter.
Water Main Break FAQs
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about water main breaks.
Please report suspected water main breaks to 311 or 645-3111 immediately (Monday - Friday 7a.m. - 6p.m.)
or to 645-7788 after hours and weekends.