2023 Water Quality Report Now Available

The Columbus City Utilities Annual Water Quality Report covering the period from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 is now available. Please click here to view the report and learn more about your drinking water. The URL link will be included on June bills to customers, and customers receiving a monthly electronic bill will [...]


Columbus City Utilities Wins Wastewater Challenge

The Indiana Wastewater Environment Association (IWEA) Wastewater Challenge is an event that happens once a year and brings operators and professionals from around the state to compete in seven different events in one day. These events test the skills, knowledge, and experience in various tasks that are involved with wastewater. This year the seven events [...]


Hydrant Flow Testing to Begin

As part of Columbus City Utilities’ annual hydrant flow testing program, M.E. Simpson will be flushing hydrants in different areas of the city for a 3-week period starting May 8. The purpose of the hydrant flow testing is to confirm system pressure and flow rates for public health and firefighting. Each year, approximately 20 percent [...]


CCU Welcomes New Manager of Business and Finance

Jamie Brinegar has accepted the role of Manager of Business and Finance Operations and will be joining Columbus City Utilities on April 3. Jamie has extensive experience with 16 years of Risk Management, 18 years in Finance, and 7 years in Operations. Jamie previously served as the director for business services for the Columbus Parks [...]


CCU Welcomes New Manager of Treatment Operations

We welcomed Erin Johnson to Columbus City Utilities on March 20 as the new Manager of Treatment Operations. Erin came from the City of Connersville and has solid experience in both water and wastewater operations managing the daily operations and the maintenance of the Connersville water and wastewater plants. Erin managed operators and laboratory technicians [...]


Columbus City Utilities Reopens Lobby after Renovations

COLUMBUS, INDIANA – Columbus City Utilities recently completed renovations to its lobby and business office that has kept the lobby closed to customers since September 2022. Customers may now walk into the building for face-to-face service or continue to use the drive-thru, phone, or online services. The renovation project included security upgrades, the addition of [...]


New Wastewater Superintendent Announced

Travis Calhoun has been hired as Columbus City Utilities’ Wastewater Plant Superintendent. He began working at the Utilities in June 2012 in the Water Distribution department and transferred to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in September 2013. Travis is involved in Southern Indiana Operator’s Association (SIOA) and was a previous president of the association for four [...]


CCU Retirement Announcement

Mark Joslin retired from Columbus City Utilities on 12/13/2022 after 43 years of service. He began working at our Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1979 and held the same position during his 43 years of service, which made him the local expert in Wastewater Treatment Operations. It is estimated he has collected over 90,000 wastewater samples [...]