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Sewer work continues after massive rainfall

Albany workers repair a broken sewer line at 11th and Hilltop on Monday Albany workers repair a broken sewer line at 11th and Hilltop on Monday
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

City of Albany sewer crews working to repair broken sewer line at 11th and Hilltop on Monday. The line backed up two weeks ago after several days of heavy rain. Albany and other cities have been trying to dry out after near record rains recently.

Over the last three weeks, ten pumps were installed around the county to help push water out of holding ponds and into the Flint River.

Dougherty county used SPLOST money to buy the pumps following floods in 2009. Public Works Manager Chuck Mathis says if it weren't for them, flooding on Pine Bluff Road could be a lot worse. "When we didn't have this here we had flooding that went out further than it does here. All up and down War Eagle here and down East Street," said Mathis.

City of Albany Public Works crews have been doing steady work, according to Albany Sewer Superintendent Ann Zimmer-Shepherd. Officials worked to lower the level of holding ponds before the heavy rain, preventing major flooding.

Officials say that residents should not put yard debris in a place where it can be washed into the gullies and then be carried into the catch basins.

That will help prevent conditions like this the next time heavy rain falls.

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