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, Georgia and Alabama. The CPWS response team will incorporate three fleet vehicles, including a bucket truck, digger derrick and service vehicle, along with equipment needed for utility restoration.

Governed by the City of Columbia Board of Public Utilities, CPWS provides electric power to more than 27,000 homes and businesses and clean water to more than 20,000 facilities within the city of Columbia and much of Maury County, Tennessee. CPWS also offers PowerNet television, high-speed data, and telephone services to Columbia’s businesses and residents.