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Valdosta - A South Georgia city is expanding its water supply services.

Valdosta city leaders broke ground on a new addition to their water treatment plant Friday. The expansion will increase drinking water capacity from its present capacity of 15 million gallons of water per day to 22 million gallons.

New technology will also be added to create a more efficient treatment process.

"It's going to provide safe drinking water and also improve fire protection in our city," said Utilities Director Leon Weeks.

The new water treatment expansion will cost about 18 million dollars and will be paid for with local sales tax money.

Construction should take about two years.

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