Congratulations to the Columbia Water System

Sanitation Survey Results

From April 16 to May 3, 2019, TDEC performed the most recent sanitary survey of the Columbia Water System covering May 15, 2017 to April 15, 2019. The Columbia Water System received 599 out of a possible 599 points! Thank you to our hardworking staff who ensure we maintain the best levels.

Annual Water Quality Report

Water Pump Station on Duck River

We are once again pleased to present our annual water quality report covering all testing performed between January 1 and December 31, 2018. 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 …

CPWS Volunteers for The Family Center.

CPWS employees volunteer for The Family Center food drive.

Despite the heat, CPWS volunteers helped with The Family Center Mobile Food Giveaway on May 24 . Nine volunteers representing different divisions of the company worked to unload, organize, bag, and distribute over 25,000 lbs. of food to community residents. Doug Burgess, Vice President of Power Operations said, ” It is fulfilling to be able to give back to the …

TVA Partnership Awards Randolph Howell Elementary STEM Grant

A big congratulations to Randolph Howell Elementary for earning a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grant from a partnership between the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization. The grant award is part of $580,000 in competitive STEM grants awarded to 161 schools across TVA’s seven-state service territory. The grant program provided teachers an opportunity …

Water Treatment Plant Assistant Operator

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, non-exempt, safety sensitive position to perform a variety of limited tasks, under direct supervision, to control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and treat water for human consumption and for industrial use. Essential responsibilities include performing the following tasks on a limited basis as directed/instructed and/or assist others …

Water Engineering Manager

Columbia Power & Water Systems seeks an individual for a full-time, exempt position to perform engineering required for plant additions and modifications. This position will conduct economic and system planning studies. The position will supervise, train and direct engineering staff in the design, planning, and development of water system facilities. Job duties and responsibilities include the following: Develop and maintain …

New Online Payment System

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Valued CPWS Customer, As you may be aware, CPWS has been conducting customer surveys over the past few months. The survey results indicated that our customers wanted an updated website for making online payments, one that would allow you to store payment information, sign up for auto pay using a credit card, and other up-to- date features. CPWS is proud …

CPWS Deploys Crew to Assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

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In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Columbia Power & Water Systems has deployed a six-person team as part of a mutual aid network of utilities to help facilitate recovery efforts. Coordinated by the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, the CPWS crew will join other utilities across the Southeast in restoring power to some of the hardest-hit regions including Florida, …

Scott Dahlstrom Named Executive Director

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Columbia Board of Public Utilities announced today that industry veteran Scott Dahlstrom will be Columbia Power & Water Systems’ new executive director, effective February 1, 2018. Dahlstrom comes to CPWS from Trenton Light & Water in West Tennessee, where he has served as general manager since 2013. Prior to joining Trenton Light and Water, Dahlstrom spent …

TAX TIME FOR COLUMBIA’S LARGEST TAXPAYER

CPWS provides nearly $1.8 million in PILOT funding to local area COLUMBIA, Tenn. – At its November 2017 meeting, the Board of Public Utilities approved a nearly $1.8 million payment to local city and county governments within the Columbia Power & Water Systems’ service area as payment in-lieu-of-tax contributions. The $1,773,589.95 payment makes CPWS the largest taxpayer to the city …