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Will drought hurt Albany's water supply?

Despite the drought concerns in surrounding counties WG&L customers water levels are just fine.

Our water comes from the northwest Cuthbert area, and it settles under Albany in underground rivers, creating a giant bowl affect.

Droughts in other cities normally happen when the wells are shallow, or the city has only a few wells.

Albany Water Gas and Light owns more than 30 operational wells. 

"We're allowed by state guidelines to use 40 million gallons of water a day. But in Albany we use between 16 million to 19 million," said Lorie Farkas of WG&L.

Although water levels in Albany are OK, everyone is still expected to follow the restrictions the governor has put in place.

 

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