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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Folks learned about a new Albany stormwater utility fee Thursday night, but the turnout at the forum wasn't what city leaders hoped for.

There wasn't a big turnout at the Government Center as the president of a consulting firm hired by the city provided information and answered questions about the new fee.

The fee will help the city meet federal regulations by improving the drainage system and reducing pollution from the sewer system that mixes with stormwater during heavy rains.

"We got the information out, my only regret is I don't think we didn't get a lot of participation, we would love to see more of the public show up," said Bruce Maples, Director of Engineering.
 
The new fee goes into effect in April. Most homeowners will pay $2.50 a month.

Other properties will be charged more based on the strain they put on the storm drainage system.

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