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Moody AFB begins project to save water

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January 24, 2008

Valdosta - While the state remains in a record setting drought, officials at Moody Air Force Base have found a way to save thousands of gallons a day.

For four years, they've been dumping concentrate water from their treatment plant down the drain.

They are beginning a project that will pump that water to a pond at the Moody Family Housing complex, which will replenish water levels and be used to irrigate the golf course.

Previously, that water has been drawn from the well, which takes water from the Florida aquifer.

"With this project we'll be able to virtually eliminate pulling water from the aquifer and save basically 25,000 gallons of water a day," says Michael Gruber, Project Engineer at Moody.

They hope the project will be completed by April or May.