Fire Hydrant Flushing

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The Columbia Water System will flush approximately 1600 fire hydrants throughout Columbia beginning October 1, 2022. This activity ensures proper operation and helps maintain high water quality. Flushing hydrants often causes the water to appear cloudy , however , there is no health hazard since the cloudy appearance results from air becoming trapped in the water because of the flushing process. The trapping of air in the …

Cross Connection Spring Notice

During the fall months, people will be working outdoors in their yards fertilizing, planting, and preparing for the cold of winter. CPWS would like to ensure our customers are aware of the dangers associated with these activities during this time of year. A garden hose submerged in any liquid, or attached to certain devices used to spray pesticides or herbicides, forms a …

Water Maintenance Worker

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt position to perform installations and maintenance on the water distribution system and operate heavy equipment in the Water Equipment Operator’s absence. Duties and responsibilities include the following: install, repair, and maintain water mains, service water lines, and fire hydrants; repair meter box leaks; change out water meters; operate construction …

Broadband Network Analyst

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, exempt position to oversee the Broadband Internet Network operations and to assist the Vice President of Broadband Operations, Broadband Technical Operations Manager, and the Broadband Plant Manager. Duties and responsibilities include the following: oversee the overall technical operations for inside plant facilities for data networking, fiber optic performance, and …

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Technician

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt position to be responsible for maintaining the daily operation of CPWS’ AMI system to ensure billing and interval readings are collected from all electric and water and meters. Duties and responsibilities include the following: coordinate and maintain the AMI system; responsible for the AMI gatekeepers, metering points, and Meter Data …

Water Metering Technician

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt Water Metering Technician position to coordinate the test and repair of water meters and manage the cross connection and backflow prevention programs. Duties and responsibilities include the following: test and repair water meters; inspect meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections; ensure accurate readings are obtained …

Broadband Support Technician

Columbia Power & Water Systems (CPWS) seeks an individual for a full-time, non- exempt position to assist Broadband customers escalated from Tier I with various types of problems and to have expertise in using various types of software for provisioning of services, problem diagnostics, and auditing accounts. Duties and responsibilities include the following: utilize CPWS’ internal and external leased software for ticketing, …

Broadband Support Manager

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, exempt position to manage the Broadband Support Technician’s daily operations and to assist the Vice President of Broadband Operations, Broadband Technical Operations Manager, and the Broadband Plant Manager. Supervisor responsibilities include the following: provide oversight for the daily operations of the Broadband Support Technicians; ensure customer service quality and stability through …

Power System Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt position to assist in designing, planning, updating, and specifying mapping system datasets for recording Columbia Power System facilities including transmission lines, substations, distribution lines, and services. Duties and responsibilities include the following: assist the Power Engineering Department in providing quality control and assurance of mapping systems to ensure …

Annual Water Quality Report

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We are once again pleased to present our annual water quality report covering all testing performed between January 1 and December 31, 2020. Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to producing drinking water that meets all state and federal standards. We continually strive to adopt new methods for delivering the best-quality drinking water to you. As new challenges to …