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No sludge in Lee County

June 26, 2007

Lee County--  Lee County commissioners said no way to the possibility of using bio-waste from Albany as fertilizer in Lee County.

In February, Albany Public Works made a presentation to Lee County commissioners and citizens about bio-solids. Residual waste produced at the South Albany water plant can be used as fertilizer. But Tuesday night, commissioners passed an ordinance that prohibits the application of sludge in the county.

"The biggest concern was it polluting our water. Water is our number one natural resource and it hasn't been many years ago that in South Dougherty County that the sludge out of Albany polluted that area and polluted the wells and we didn't need that in Lee County," said Commissioner Dennis Roland.

Many Lee County citizens made complaints about the potential dangers of sludge in the county.