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To report a billing and/or water concern or for questions, call (803) 545-3300 or e-mail [email protected]. Columbia Water is responsible for engineering, designing and managing many of the City of Columbia's construction projects and the City's drinking water, wastewater (sewer), and stormwater utilities. Keep up with the latest utility-related events, news and more from the Columbia Water by following this page. Any articles and other content posted or submitted for posting are subject to retention and public disclosure. While we do not discriminate against views or opinions posted to our social networking accounts, we reserve the right to remove or not approve any comment. A comment will not be edited or modified to remove unacceptable content; the entire comment will simply be deleted. All comments are subject to be reviewed before posting. Some of the reasons we may remove or not approve a comment are listed below: - Abusive, vulgar, obscene, racist, threatening, or harassing comments. - Libel, slander, or personal attacks of any kind, including the use of offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. - Spam, including content that promotes products or services or contains gratuitous links (links or references to other City of Columbia webpages or sites are acceptable). - Makes unsupported accusations. - Comments that suggest or encourage illegal, dangerous, or destructive activity. - Duplicate posts. - Clearly off topic. - Political campaigning or lobbying. - Comments that are really customer support questions (for that, please contact our 24/7 hour Customer Care line at 803-545-3300).

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An extra special "Thank you!" to everyone who ordered and picked up their Rain barrels and compost bins at SouthEast par...
11/21/2020

An extra special "Thank you!" to everyone who ordered and picked up their Rain barrels and compost bins at SouthEast park last weekend.
Y'all are awesome environmental stewards.
Missed this opportunity to order your own rain barrel and compost bin?
Lookout for details on our upcoming spring sale.
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ ColumbiaSCWater for additional information and announcements.
THANK YOU!!!

When decorating this holiday season, please remember to not use tinsel. Tinsel poses a choking hazard to pets and childr...
11/20/2020

When decorating this holiday season, please remember to not use tinsel. Tinsel poses a choking hazard to pets and children, contributes to plastic pollution of our water and land as well as contaminates the tree so it cannot be ground into mulch.

Clogged pipes can ruin your holidays. Remember that cooking oil, grease, and leftovers should never go down the drain! L...
11/19/2020

Clogged pipes can ruin your holidays. Remember that cooking oil, grease, and leftovers should never go down the drain! Learn more about proper cooking oil disposal at columbiascwater.net/fog.

Do you know what watershed you live in?
11/18/2020

Do you know what watershed you live in?

Do what the dog says.Trash the poop to help protect our waterways and land from E. Coli pollution.
11/16/2020

Do what the dog says.
Trash the poop to help protect our waterways and land from E. Coli pollution.

Have you heard about our infrastructure partnership with Badger Meter? Check out this link to see when digital water met...
11/13/2020
Badger Meter

Have you heard about our infrastructure partnership with Badger Meter? Check out this link to see when digital water meters will be in your neighborhood columbiascwater.net/meterupgrade.

This month, Columbia Water reached 75,000 water meter installations in its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project—aligning with its goals to put customers first and provide high-quality municipal services.

bit.ly/columbia-milestone

During sewer assessments and inspections, Columbia Water crews and Clean Water 2020 contractors identify and evaluate ar...
11/13/2020

During sewer assessments and inspections, Columbia Water crews and Clean Water 2020 contractors identify and evaluate areas that may need repair or rehabilitation. Several techniques and tools may be used to locate issues, such as visual inspection, clearing/cleaning, sewer line rapid assessment tool (SL-RAT), closed-circuit television (CCTV), and smoke testing. These methods help Columbia Water regularly assess sewer pipelines and address small concerns before they become major problems for our community.

Save yourself time, trouble and money by NEVER flushing "flushable" wipes. They do not break down in water and may lead ...
11/12/2020

Save yourself time, trouble and money by NEVER flushing "flushable" wipes. They do not break down in water and may lead to clogs and repair bills. Trash the Wipes for the health of your pipes.

11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day to those that have served our country! We want to send a special thank you to the brave citizens that serve their country in the armed forces and come home to be essential workers that get us through tough times.

We're happy to announce that we've installed over 75,000 new digital meters for our customers! Check out the link below ...
11/10/2020

We're happy to announce that we've installed over 75,000 new digital meters for our customers! Check out the link below to find out when a new water meter is coming to your neighborhood. Do you already have a new meter and our FREE Eye On Water app? Let us know in the comments below. columbiascwater.net/meterupgrade/

Did you know that our stormdrains lead directly to our waterways?This means that everything on the ground has the potent...
11/09/2020

Did you know that our stormdrains lead directly to our waterways?
This means that everything on the ground has the potential to pollute our waterways.
Remember, Drains aren't dumps!
Only rain down the drain.

Columbia Water’s annual seasonal sewer discount has ended for 2020.   The discount, which provides customers a break on ...
11/06/2020

Columbia Water’s annual seasonal sewer discount has ended for 2020. The discount, which provides customers a break on their sewer bill during the irrigation season, came to a close in October.
“Columbia Water is one of the few water providers that cap our sewer charges during the spring and summer,” says Clint Shealy, Assistant City Manager of Columbia Water. “We recognize that our customers’ water use patterns change with the seasons, and we want to make sure our charge policies are fair and equitable by reflecting that use. But we also want people to understand why they may be seeing an increase in their sewer charges on recent bills.”
Learn more: https://columbiascwater.net/annual-summer-sewer-discount-ends-for-2020/

Our Rain Barrel and Compost Bin sale is now open.Harvesting rainwater and composting are two great ways to help protect ...
11/06/2020

Our Rain Barrel and Compost Bin sale is now open.
Harvesting rainwater and composting are two great ways to help protect our environment.

You can avoid a nasty situation like this by keeping fats, oils and grease out of your pipes.Your pipes and your wallet ...
11/05/2020

You can avoid a nasty situation like this by keeping fats, oils and grease out of your pipes.
Your pipes and your wallet will ❤️ you for it.

When you are planning for your big day be sure to leave glitter off your list.Glitter is litter and contributes to plast...
11/04/2020

When you are planning for your big day be sure to leave glitter off your list.
Glitter is litter and contributes to plastic pollution of our land and water.
Besides, you are fabulous without the props!

That's the post.Vote!
11/03/2020

That's the post.
Vote!

Happy Halloween from your friends at Columbia Water.👻👻👻
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween from your friends at Columbia Water.
👻👻👻

The safety of your drinking water is our number one priority. As many of our commercial customers return to work, we wou...
10/30/2020

The safety of your drinking water is our number one priority. As many of our commercial customers return to work, we would like to share water quality guidelines to open buildings that have not been in use. When buildings are closed or sparsely occupied for extended periods, such as many have been during the coronavirus pandemic, the water in plumbing systems can become stagnant. This can reduce the quality of the water and can make it potentially unhealthy. Please review and share our tips with this post or visit the link for more information. https://bit.ly/34FLgyL

Our Rain Barrel and Compost Bin sale is now open.Harvesting rainwater and composting are two great ways to help protect ...
10/30/2020

Our Rain Barrel and Compost Bin sale is now open.
Harvesting rainwater and composting are two great ways to help protect our environment.

Did you know that our Wastewater Maintenance teams utilize a cement mixing truck to repair excavated areas on our constr...
10/29/2020

Did you know that our Wastewater Maintenance teams utilize a cement mixing truck to repair excavated areas on our construction sites? This truck helps to evenly mix cement, gravel, sand, or other materials with water, so our crews can repair large gaps and residents can travel safely after construction projects are completed.

Did you know that the City of Columbia is building reliable and resilient infrastructure through multiple Capital Improv...
10/28/2020

Did you know that the City of Columbia is building reliable and resilient infrastructure through multiple Capital Improvement Projects?
Ever notice various colored flagging in your neighborhood and wonder what is going on?
The City and its contractors use the American Public Works Association Color Chart.
The City is conducting active surveying in the Shandon and Rosewood Communities.
You can learn more about CIPs here:
and here: https://bit.ly/3oyaC9F
and here:
https://www.columbiascwater.net/capital-improvement-projects/

Sustainability tips:Reduce or eliminate food wasteUse a reusable cup or water bottleInstall water efficient appliancesUs...
10/28/2020

Sustainability tips:
Reduce or eliminate food waste
Use a reusable cup or water bottle
Install water efficient appliances
Use a rain barrel
To learn more about sustainability and the Climate Protection Action Campaign, sign up for the "Speaking Sustainability" Newsletter by emailing your first and last name to [email protected]c.gov

To address aging infrastructure, capacity issues, and efficiency in Columbia Water’s wastewater system, Clean Water 2020...
10/27/2020

To address aging infrastructure, capacity issues, and efficiency in Columbia Water’s wastewater system, Clean Water 2020 uses a five-phase project lifecycle. This lifecycle ensures that the program complies with the consent decree and meets its goal to reduce sanitary sewer overflows. Each phase in the lifecycle is integral to the process. Assess & Evaluate is the first step in determining need and location for many projects; Prioritize & Select enables the City to review assessments, obtain customer input, determine project criticality, and form timelines; Design & Permit follows project approval and is when detailed design work begins; Construct(ion) begins after the completion of design and permitting efforts; Operate & Maintain is the period following completion of the project when the City monitors the new infrastructure for general operations and maintenance. The program’s lifecycle conforms to Columbia Water's vision for high quality municipal services and a commitment to providing its customers best-in-class services.

Did you know that our stormdrains lead directly to our waterways?This means that everything on the ground has the potent...
10/27/2020

Did you know that our stormdrains lead directly to our waterways?
This means that everything on the ground has the potential to pollute our waterways.
Remember, Drains aren't dumps!
Only rain down the drain.

Please keep leaves and yard debris away from storm drains. These materials have the potential to cause clogs and floodin...
10/26/2020

Please keep leaves and yard debris away from storm drains. These materials have the potential to cause clogs and flooding.

Imagine a World Without Water Day.How would your life be different if you had no water?
10/23/2020

Imagine a World Without Water Day.

How would your life be different if you had no water?

Did you know that many of our Wastewater Maintenance team members hold commercial drivers licenses (CDL)? This essential...
10/22/2020

Did you know that many of our Wastewater Maintenance team members hold commercial drivers licenses (CDL)? This essential team helps to build and repair our water lines. With a CDL, our teams can drive our lowboy trailer which helps to transport large machinery to water construction sites throughout Columbia and surrounding areas.

Our Rain Barrel and Compost Bin sale is now open.Harvesting rainwater and composting are two great ways to help protect ...
10/21/2020

Our Rain Barrel and Compost Bin sale is now open.
Harvesting rainwater and composting are two great ways to help protect our environment.

Drains aren't dumps.Everything that is on the ground washes into our stormdrain system during rain events and goes direc...
10/20/2020

Drains aren't dumps.
Everything that is on the ground washes into our stormdrain system during rain events and goes directly into our waterways without being treated.
Do your part by not littering.

This is your big day!Show our environment some love too by not using glitter.Glitter pollutes our land, air and water.Be...
10/19/2020

This is your big day!
Show our environment some love too by not using glitter.
Glitter pollutes our land, air and water.
Besides, you are fabulous without the props!

Have a question or concern?Our Customer Care professionals are here for you 24/7/365!(803)545-3300orCustomerCare@Columbi...
10/16/2020

Have a question or concern?
Our Customer Care professionals are here for you 24/7/365!
(803)545-3300
or
[email protected]

Have you downloaded the FREE MyColumbiaSC app yet?What are you waiting for?Download the app now.
10/15/2020

Have you downloaded the FREE MyColumbiaSC app yet?
What are you waiting for?
Download the app now.

Address

1136 Washington St
Columbia, SC
29201

General information

To report a concern or for questions, call (803) 545-3300 or e-mail [email protected] Columbia Water is the drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utility owned and operated by the City of Columbia, South Carolina. Follow this page for news about water, community events, and giveaways. To learn about boil water advisories and other alerts from the City of Columbia, join our Nixle alerts at: http://local.nixle.com/city-of-columbia-water-and-sewer/.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(803) 545-3300

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