WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Presumably these are the ten generators approved by the Valdosta City Council December 6, 2018,
along with a SCADA system (the “city-wide control system”)
so they’ll know the status of their distributed equipment,
for a total of around half a million dollars.
Also note that not included is a generator for the big force main lift station
on Gornto Road, because that one would apparently cost around a million dollars.
Maybe there is state or federal funding available for that.
Hm, I’d think resuming weekly water quality testing, including at the state line,
would cost much less than any of this. So Valdosta could do both again, as it has for years before it ceased weekly testing this year.
The City of Valdosta Utilities Department will be placing ten
generators at lift stations around the city. The generators will
help to ensure that the city experiences fewer power outages which
can sometimes result in sewer spills. Recently, the first generator
was installed at the pump station at Hyde Park. All ten generators
will be installed before the upcoming hurricane season.
Maybe you’d like to come compliment Valdosta on
the sewer system items on their agenda for tonight (see below),
and ask them what they’re doing to prevent WWTP spills,
Citizens to be Heard.
That’s 5:30 PM, today, Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Valdosta City Hall, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia.