Update for the Week of September 26, 2022

Fire Hydrant Flushing Starts Today!

The City of Columbus' Public Works Department has begun flushing fire hydrants today, September 26, and could extend as far into the week as Wednesday, September 28.

There's a possibility customers may notice slight discoloration in the water after hydrants in the area have been flushed. Due to this, it is recommended that customers not run hot water until cold water has returned to its normal color if they've seen our crew in the area.

Additionally, customers should also avoid washing white clothes immediately after seeing a crew flush a nearby hydrant. Do a dark load of laundry first.

Fix-It Clinic and Free Paper Shredding this Saturday

Is a broken vacuum, clock, lamp, bike, toaster or other household device taking up room in your kitchen, closet, garage, basement, shed or attic? Been thinking about throwing it away?


Instead, drop by the Columbus Community Center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate in a free Fix-It Clinic, where expert fixers will be available to walk you through fixing up that broken item and making it work like new!

Furthermore, the City is also hosting free paper shredding in the parking lot of City Hall. The option to witness document destruction is available for those interested.

Both events are open to Columbus and Anoka County residents.


Third Quarter Utility Billing

The City of Columbus bills utilities (City sewer and water services) quarterly. As September comes to a close this Friday, so too will the third quarter.

Customers receiving one or both of these services should keep an eye on their mailboxes during the beginning of October for their statement.