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Press releases and notices from the Department of Utilities & Engineering. All files below are in PDF document PDF format unless otherwise indicated.



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August 9, 2017 

Responding to Flooding in Shandon: A Community Discussion PDF document now online




September 23, 2016

The City of Columbia's North Main Streetscape Project Phases PDF document are now available online.


June 17, 2016

The City of Columbia's DRAFT Updated Water/Wastewater FY16/17 CIP PDF document​ and Water & Sewer CIP Highlights & Map PDF document are now available online.


May 4, 2016

The City of Columbia's DRAFT Water/Wastewater 5 Year CIP for FY16/17 PDF document​ and DRAFT Stormwater 5 Year CIP for FY16/17 PDF document​ are now available online.


March 1, 2016 

Water Quality Staff Report to City Council PDF document​ is now available online.



November 10, 2015

CORRECTION TO STATE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE PDF document​ - The meeting held on Monday, November 9, 2015, only applied to property owners in the CSX Railroad to Lake Katherine Dam Letter of Map Revision. The information presented at that meeting does NOT apply City-wide as was stated in The State article.


September 17, 2015

Stormwater Management will be hosting a community meeting to talk about the Harlem Heights/ Fairwold Acres Area Drainage Study. This will be the first of several meetings on the City's plans to alleviate flooding in the area.


August 26, 2015

The Assembly Street Rail Reconfiguration Project Citizen Update Presentation was given on August 20, 2015. Related documents are now available online below:


June 15, 2015

The City will participate in an Open House on flood hazard risk and anticipated updates to the Richland County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) on June 24th from 4-7PM at the Richland County Administration Building at 2020 Hampton Street. City floodplain staff will be on-hand to answer questions about the City's floodplain policies and assist City property owners in understanding the flood insurance process. See Press Release for details


May 29, 2015

The first reading of the Proposed Floodplain Ordinance Revisions will take place during the June 2, 2015 City Council Meeting. For more information, see the Flooplain Ordinance Fact Sheet.


March 10, 2015

All About Water & Sewer March 10, 2015 Presentation Now Online - www.cocwatersewer.comThe final All About Water & Sewer presentation given to City Council on March 10, 2015 is now available online at COCWaterSewer.com. Links to the presentation and the supplemental chapters can be found below:


February 23, 2015

A Closer Look at Clean Water 2020: $29M of City's Sewer Investment Correcting Almost Two-Thirds of 2014 Spills


February 20, 2015

RFEI Update: City Seeks Efficiency Ideas, Not Privitization Proposals


February 18, 2015

Avoiding and Detecting Cold Weather Leaks


February 3, 2015

City Extends Deadline to Submit Water/ Sewer Public Private Partnership Ideas


January 29, 2015 

City’s Engineering Division Announces the Pre-Capacity Assurance Program Analysis



August 20, 2014

Lake Murray 60-Inch Water Main Briefing


February 17, 2014

Columbia Waterworks Wins Award, Plans to Unveil Water Treatment Plant Upgrades


January 24, 2014

Avoiding and Detecting Cold Weather Leaks


January 2, 2014 

City to Host Fats, Oils & Grease Workshops for Commercial Kitchens




November 19, 2013

Property Owners Can Get Schooled on Flood Insurance at City-hosted Information Session


October 31, 2013

City to Hold Flood Insurance Information Sessions for Property Owners




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Lake Murray 60-Inch Water Main Briefing


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