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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A developer has storm water drains in mind as he builds a new housing project on South Madison Street near West Oakridge Drive.

County Commissioner, Gloria Gaines, says the city and county agreed to look into phasing out drainage canals and replace them with new ditches that funnel water properly.

Gaines says the developer will install proper pipes underneath a playground at his own cost. She says she loves the idea.

"This is some of the best news I've heard in a long time," said Gaines. "It really is a teachable moment for the public agencies for the county and the city."

Gaines says current ditches and pipes on the property are outdated and need to be replaced.

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