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December 4, 2002

Albany - The Georgia water crisis is already flooding the agenda of the upcoming General Assembly session. On Tuesday, Senator Michael Meyer von Bremen told Albany Chamber of Commerce members that the state's water shortage will effect every business and person in Southwest Georgia. And, chamber members echoed the need to tackle the water woes.

It's runs through Albany, keeping business and life thriving, but the Flint River and other water sources continue to take a beating from mother nature. If the drought and over use of water continues, our drinking water may become contaminated.

"I don't want to scare people, but Georgia is facing major water problems," said Senator Michael Meyer von Bremen. "South Georgia is in better shape than our Atlanta neighbors."

Meyer von Bremen says lawmakers know South Georgians are worried about other towns and states taking our water. "The water policy committee is fighting to limit inner basin water transfer to two surrounding counties."

Chamber of Commerce members say lawmakers have their support in maintaining clean and plentiful water. "Water is the life-line to Southwest Georgia businesses. We will work with legislators to keep our water safe," said Steve Byrne, Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber gave lawmakers a wish list of projects at Tuesday morning's legislative breakfast. Besides water, the proposed Cancer Center of Excellence ranks high on the list. "The proposed Cancer Center would benefit the health of our community and bring jobs to our area," said Byrne.

Southwest Georgia has the highest cancer mortality rate in the state. Meyer von Bremen hopes politics doesn't stand in the way of building this much needed Cancer Center.

The Chamber also asked lawmakers for construction money for Darton, Albany State, and Albany Tech and for funds to finish the ASU football stadium.

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