Albany - Lee County is unveiling its plan to pump water from the East side of the county to the west side. Today, commissioners and other county leaders broke ground on $1.2 Million worth of water system improvements along Forrester Parkway.
Two separate water systems will now be connected which will create a capacity of 1.7 million gallons of water per day. By connecting service from Southeast to Southwest Lee County, it will provide some drought protection from well loss and will also spur economic development. Winston Oxford said, "You cannot have commercial investment without water and for that matter, usually sewer, but especially water because each commercial investor can't afford to drill their own well and keep it up."
The water system improvements are being paid for with Special Tax dollars and should be complete by the end of February.