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Business Hours:
Lobby: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Drive-up: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Monday-Friday
(excluding holidays)
Main Telephone:
(812) 372-8861

Automated Payment Line:
1-812-669-0343
1-888-273-1338


Email:
ccu@columbusutilities.org


Address:
Columbus City Utilities
1111 McClure Road
P.O. Box 1987
Columbus, IN
47201

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History of Columbus Utilities

The First Filtration Plant
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The pumping station of the City Water Works was built in 1871, and proved a benefit over the use of the well water. This water was almost unfit for use in the household. Recognizing the danger from impure water, the city council declared for a filtering system, and work was begun in 1913. In the spring of 1913, the plant was in full operation. The system is known as a Rapid Sand Filter with a capacity of 4,000,000 gallons every twenty-four (24) hours. There are 3,000,000 gallons used daily. The water is pumped from the station to the filter by two raw water pumps, each with a capacity of 4,000,000 gallons. After the water goes through the filter it flows back to the pumping station where it is forced into the water mains. Alum is used as the coagulant in the process of filtration and in the laboratory where the water is analyzed and shows the percent of purity to be 99 plus. Although a municipality owned plant, it is under the able and efficient management of J.C. Rush.

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