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City wants less water use in NW Albany

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Citing a ground water overload of the City's storm and sanitary drainage systems, the City of Albany issued a request for citizens to use as little water as they can hours through 3:45 PM, Sunday, April 5.

Assistant City Manager Wes Smith says city staff is preparing for a first river crest early Saturday, with a second crest to follow Tuesday, though no additional river flooding problems are anticipated.

Smith said the immediate problem is a surcharged (overloaded) sanitary sewer system serving northwest Albany.   

Good examples of non-essential water uses would be using dishwashers and washing machines.   

The city says that additional rain for Sunday can trigger another overload if the sanitary sewer system cannot be adequately drained now.