ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Georgia cities, like Savannah and Columbus, have made great use of the rivers that flow through their towns.
Albany has lagged behind but is at least making moves to take advantage of the Flint River.
But sewer overflows that have happened near the Flint on multiple occasions this year are just what we don't need.
As a result, the Flint Riverkeeper has scheduled two public meetings to gather input on these sewer contaminations.
The first meeting will be in Bainbridge on Monday, July 30, at the Decatur County Extension Building.
The Albany meeting will be held Tuesday, July 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of St. John and St. Mark
Concerned citizens need to show up at one of these meetings and voice their opinions about the Flint River.
The Riverkeeper will provide updates on the status of the Albany sewer situation, what the organization is doing, what citizens can do, timelines for remedy and prevention, expectations for protecting water quality and future prevention of raw sewage discharges from the Albany sewer system.
This meeting is open to all Flint River users and other interested parties and we should all be interested in protecting this irreplaceable natural resource.