Griggs Reservoir Litter Cleanup
Volunteers are encouraged to participate in this annual litter cleanup on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Griggs Reservoir.
Meeting at the Scioto Boat Club. Bags, gloves & refreshments provided. Come out for some good "clean" fun!
Central Ohio River Pride
Participate in this month-long event promoting awareness & appreciation of our natural waterways by volunteering in stream-bank litter cleanups, invasive plant removal & more. There are several dates, locations & events available throughout the month of June & other ways to get involved year round.
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.
Hydrant Flushing Season
Can Cause Low Pressure, Rusty Water
Check the schedule to see if hydrants are being flushed in your area & learn what to do if you are experiencing rusty water. Columbus Fire flushes daily, late April - July. Other municipalities run through October.
Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
Public Utilities' customers can consume their water with confidence, knowing it meets ALL of the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Read more about: annual water quality report, rigorous testing performed daily, common water quality concerns...
Cost of Filling a Swimming Pool
Memorial weekend typically marks the pool filling season; check the chart to see how much it will cost to fill your swimming pool. A list of water haulers is also provided.
Also learn about: Auxillary Meters (which measure outdoor water use & save money on your bill) & Backflow requirements.
ATTN: Pet Owners
Due to an increase in dog bites this year, you may be asked to secure your pet when our utility workers come to your home. Restraining your pets protects them & our staff.