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The people at Columbia Water & Light believe it is very important to give back to the community, the owners of our utility. We are dedicated to showing young people ways to conserve our resources and make our city a better place in which to live. If you are interested in learning more about our programs, or have a way we can be of service to your organization, please E-mail (email@example.com) us or call 573-874-7325.
Seventh grade students in the Columbia Public Schools’ science classes learn how electricity is produced and the importance of using it wisely. The introductory session of the Energy Choices program reviews both traditional and renewable resources for creating energy. To gain perspective on the process of creating energy, the students are given a chance to create electricity by pedaling a bike. Following the presentations, Columbia Water & Light staff returns to the classrooms to assist students in a personal energy efficiency project. Students collect temperature and water flow data from their own showers. They are then shown how to calculate both the energy use and cost of showering. This program is part of Columbia Water & Light’s efforts in energy efficiency which help customers and the utility save money.
Each year junior high art departments work with Columbia Water & Light to produce a conservation calendar. It provides an opportunity to encourage saving our resources and electrical safety to the youth. It is also a great platform to display artwork and talent of Columbia’s fine young artists. The calendar is sent each year to all of our customers.
Each winter, students that have a special interest in science can sign up for an extra curricular learning experience. Columbia Water & Light helps host this event with the Columbia Public Schools. Students are taught science theories through hands-on projects involving electricity and water.
Trees beautify our city and provide shade to reduce cooling costs. Columbia Water & Light has been named a Tree Line USA utility since 1998. The honor was received in recognition of the utility's efforts in responsible tree trimming practices and programs to promote appropriate planting near utility lines. Proper planting techniques are encouraged throughout the year by Columbia Water & Light employees. The utility also provides free shade trees through its Tree Power program.
Employees of Columbia Water & Light are available to speak on a variety of topics like conservation tips, electrical safety, proper tree planting techniques, electric production and water treatment. E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 874-7325 to request a speaker.