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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The city of Valdosta enters into an agreement with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to try to end persistent sewage spills. Monday, the city and the EPD signed off on a consent order to address violations.

The city must relocate the Withlacoochee Water Pollution Control Plant by 2016, complete $2.5 million worth of improvements to keep the current plant in compliance until then, and inspect all 300 miles of sewer lines and 6,000 manholes.

Since damaging floods in 2009, tens of millions of gallons of raw sewage has spilled into waterways and neighborhoods.

The new water treatment plant is expected to cost more than $55 million. City leaders hope voters will pass a sales tax referendum in November to fund the project.

You can read the full consent agreement at  http://www.valdostacity.com/index.aspx?recordid=2526&page=63

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