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WG&L says West Albany needs a water tower

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March 25, 2008

Albany -- The Water Gas and Light Commission wants to build a water tower in West Albany to accommodate growth there.

WG&L is looking at 14 acres on Westover Boulevard and Philips Drive. The utility originally owned this property but labeled it surplus because they never used it.

Now the land is about to be auctioned by the Albany City Commission.

"Water is something that we can't live without. And it will become one or our most precious commodities with the water shortages and restrictions. Fires happen. People have to drink water," said WG&L General Manager, Lemuel Edwards.

The Water Gas and Light commission will send letters to Dougherty County and Albany City Commissioners asking them to reverse the sale process and make the land available for the 300,000 gallon water tower.

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