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Drinking Water Week “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It”
The City of Columbia, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and water professionals across North America kicked off Drinking Water Week on May 2, 2016, by highlighting the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It.” Throughout the week, the City of Columbia, AWWA, and water community partners will celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives and in the quality of life we enjoy because of it. The City of Columbia provides water to approximately 375,000 people in the midlands through approximately 2,400 miles of pipe. Together, the City’s two water plants produce an average of 60 million gallons of water each day for local use.
​Columbia Empowerment Launches a New Vacant/Abandoned Building Incentive Program
The Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc. in partnership with the City of Columbia announced a new Vacant/Abandoned Building Incentive Program. Participants can submit an application and required documents to the CEZ, Inc. office. Participants must be property owners or tenants within the City of Columbia or area adjacent to the city to be eligible to apply. For an application package contact the VABIP Program Administrator at 803-255-8129, Eau Claire Town, Hall 3905 Ensor Avenue.
Summer Youth Basketball League Registration NOW OPEN
The registration period for the City of Columbia’s Summer Youth Basketball League will began Monday, April 25, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department announced. Children ages 9-18 can play in the summer league. The fee to participate is $25 per person. The last day to register is Friday, May 27. Registration forms are available and can be submitted at any community recreation center or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.
​Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions; Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, Climate Protection Action Committee, Criminal Domestic Violence Taskforce and Property Maintenance Board of Adjustment and Appeals. Applications are due by May 20 at 5 p.m. For applications and more information, call (803) 545-4268 or send a request to [email protected]
Greenview Pool Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new pool facility at Greenview Park located at 6700 David Street on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include City Council members, City staff and Community leaders. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.
​City of Columbia Hosts Spring Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale
The City of Columbia and Richland County are hosting a spring compost bin and rain barrel sale to help protect our rivers, creeks, and streams by reducing runoff and preventing pollution. Rain barrels help reduce the amount of runoff from roofs that enter storm drains and provide a free source of irrigation water. For more information, call the Office of Sustainability at (803) 545-2722.
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