Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
With the water issues between Georgia, Alabama and Florida set to boil over in the next few years, experts say that conserving water is going to have to be a large part of any solution.
The state has stepped in and placed new restrictions on watering lawns.
And with drier than normal weather expected this summer, sprinklers will be running. But if you plant to run the sprinkler, you should know when you can turn it on.
Lori Farkas knows the answer. She's from Albany Water, Gas and Light. "It must be after 4 p.m. and before 10 a.m. any day of the week," she said.
Of course, there are exceptions - even if they're only temporary.
"Someone putting in new sod or new landscaping has a one month moratorium to be able to get that established," she said.
After all, the State of Georgia doesn't want you to lose all that green that you plunked down to get your lawn greener. And let's face it, when the temperature goes up, you'll need to supplement the rain that nature provides.
Keeping you lawn green this Summer will - of course - cost you some water. But there are other ways that you can save water and it all starts in the bathroom.
While not everyone has a lawn, the average American still uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water every day. A lot of that usage comes right here. And the amount that you use can be higher if there's a leak. A LOT higher.
Farkas said, "in three months time, a leak smaller than the size of an eraser tip you can lose over a million gallons of water."
Even though your water is relatively cheap - about a penny for every four gallons - that would still be a hefty check to write. There's another way to save as well in your bathroom.
"We certainly encourage everyone to take a five minute shower," said Farkas.
A five minute shower takes 10 gallons of water, while a bath takes three times as much. The savings can keep on going before you get going in the morning.
Farkas said, "there are things we can do when we brush our teeth, let's turn the water off."
With a few simple steps, you can be a good steward to Georgia's most precious resource, and keep clean without getting your wallet cleaned out.
Farkas says that one way to see how well your doing in terms of energy efficiency is to get a free energy checkup. You can call W - G and L to arrange one.
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