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Putney needs pumping-out

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

Putney, GA (WALB) -  Dougherty County Public Works crews are manning pumps in Putney 24-hours a day to get rid of deep standing water.  

Three pumps are being moved around to different locations in Putney to pump water into holding ponds and away from homes and yards. Crews say the pumps can handle about 60 to 70 gallons a minute, but it's still a slow process.  

 "We're moving it as fast as we can" said Donnie Jones of Dougherty County Public Works. "We're doing it very efficiently and we're just trying to help out everybody that we can."

Public works will continue the process until they feel the water levels are safe enough to continue to drain on their own.

Crews are also concerned about additional rainfall this weekend.

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