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Lee County smoke tests sewer system

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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A smoke test of the sewer system in part of Lee County caused a bit of a scare Wednesday afternoon.

Someone at a nearby business called 911, saying some of the units were on fire at the Raintree condominiums.

Lee County Firefighters showed up to check everything out.

The smoke was just a result of a test the Lee County Utilities authority was conducting on the sewer lines.

Officials say stimulus money could be use to fix the problems they find.

"If we find some significant problems with the sewer system we're hoping that we can possibly fix them with some of the stimulus money so we're working to pinpoint those areas," Chris Boswell, Lee Co. Utilities Authority GM.

In late April the Lee County Utility Authority plans to do the same type of tests in the Huntington, Wooded Acres, and North Highland Crossing subdivisions.

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