Columbia Water & Light is a municipally owned utility company located in Columbia, Missouri; their mission is to provide low cost service without interruptions. Columbia Water & Light has been furnishing Columbians with low cost, reliable electricity and high quality water since 1904. Governed by the City Council, Columbia Water & Light is run as a department of the City of Columbia. By burning low-sulfur coal in their power plant, offering free energy audits and free shade trees to the residents of Columbia, Columbia Water & Light shows their commitment to improving the environment everyday. Columbia Water & Light's energy conservation programs are extensive and have been in place for over 20 years.