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June 9, 2008

Valdosta - When it comes to managing storm water, Valdosta does it better than any city in the state.

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals gave the city the outstanding stormwater management program of the year award for 2008.

They say city earned the award because of outstanding communication between departments and for the 30 community activities held to educate the public about storm water pollution.

"For us to have a system that works correctly, we have to have citizen involvement and understanding that the system is very sensitive so if we are putting things down our storm drains that can actually block pipes and cause back-ups that will flood our properties and flood our roads," says Stormwater Superintendent Emily Davenport.

The award was for Phase Two size cities.

In the state, there are 86 other systems in that category.

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