The people of Southwest Georgia are blessed with abundant crystal clear ground water. Albany has attracted many large industries based upon the availability of clean water.
Albany Utilities' primary source of water supply for the Albany service area is 32 separate but interconnected ground water wells. These wells produce an adequate supply of water flowing from groundwater sources which is of high quality and cost effective to obtain.
These sources utilize the four major aquifers, the Floridan (Ocalla), Claiborne, Clayton and the upper Cretaceous. Each well has chlorinator and fluoride equipment. The water distribution system consists of 10 elevated water storage tanks located throughout the service area. The Water Department constructs, maintains and monitors the water distribution system. The department also installs and repairs water meters and serves approximately 35,000 accounts, located both inside and outside the Albany city limits.
Water Restrictions for Conservation
The Board of Natural Resources has adopted Rules for Outdoor Water Use, Chapter 391-3-30. Under the rules, Georgians are required to follow schedules for outdoor water use during both non-drought periods and during periods of declared drought. The rules are consistent with Section 4(Drought Responses) of the Georgia Drought Management Plan, which the Board adopted in 2003.
The rules apply to any entity, and its customers, permitted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for water withdrawal or for the operation of a public drinking water supply system. There are some exemptions to these rules, including newly installed landscapes, golf courses and commercial uses. The rules are available at the EPD Web site http://epd.georgia.gov/
Check out these Links for additional information on Water Conservation Tips:
To learn more on how you can protect and conserve our limited water resources visit www.conservewatergeorgia.net
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