Musty Taste & Odor
Occasionally Columbus water has an earthy, musty or fishy taste & odor, which may be objectionable, but poses no health concern.
Additional treatment techniques are in place to help alleviate this seasonal event.
Cool Weather Energy Savings Tips
Learn how to save energy during cooler weather. Plus, link to a rebate offer for a new programmable thermostat or low flow shower head.
Prepare for Cold Weather & Freezing Temps
Learn how to prepare your water lines for cold weather & freezing temps and what to do if your pipes freeze or break.
Do Not Pour Cooking Oils & Grease Down the Drain after Preparing Holiday Meals.
Fats, oils & grease (FOG) can clog sewers, resulting in basement backups & costly repairs. Learn how to properly dispose of grease or reuse it...read more
Dispose of Yard Waste Properly - Pet Waste Too
Waste must be properly prepared and placed for collection. Leaves swept into the curb will not be collected in Columbus. Dumping yard waste into storm drains or waterways adds excess nutrients to the water, can clog drains & contribute to flooding. Better yet, compost & mulch yard waste.
Employees Wear Photo ID Badges
If someone identifies themselves as a city employee and asks to enter your home or provide a water sample, please ask to see their employee identification. Our employees wear a photo ID badge, a city-issued uniform or shirt and would also be driving a city vehicle.
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.