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.
Saturday marks exactly six months since a third round of deadly tornadoes plowed through South Georgia, killing 16 people.
Loved ones of a murder victim begged for answers Sunday night at a candlelight vigil and balloon release in her honor.
A couple dozen people tried their hand at an exercise with a higher difficulty level out on the water at Chehaw Sunday.
Albany pups helped their owners create a special memory Sunday at The Clay Spot.
Lee County High School hosted a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the project that was years in the making.