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ALBANY, GA - (WALB) -

Water Gas and Light Commissioners are moving forward with plans to build a new water tower in Northwest Albany.

They made a motion Wednesday to send a Georgia Environmental Financial Authority loan approval to City commissioners. If approved, construction will begin on the new water tower in the next few months, where Dawson Road and the bypass meet.

Officials say the new tower will be a permanent fix to water pressure issues in the area.

"We've had historically a low pressure area there, both for fighting fires and general growth," said Tom Berry, Interim General Manager. "There has been a lot of growth in that area of the city. This will compensate for that pressure."

The tower would be the 11th functioning tower in Albany, costing about 2 million dollars for the city. The proposed construction would be complete by August 2015.

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