Valdosta Citizens Urged to Discontinue Non-Essential Use of Water

By: City of Valdosta Release
By: City of Valdosta Release

Valdosta, Georgia - April 27, 2012 -

The City of Valdosta is requesting all water customers to immediately cease all outdoor irrigation and non-essential use of water throughout the weekend.

The city’s Water Treatment Plant has experienced mechanical issues on two of its raw water well pumps this week. The first was taken out of service Monday due to severe vibrations in the pump. The pump is currently being evaluated and is under warranty by the contractor who had performed redevelopment on the well approximately 11-months ago.

In addition, the pump impeller on a separate pump stopped functioning yesterday afternoon while performing regular measurement of water levels in the wells. An emergency pump and associated pipe is currently being installed and should be placed into service within 24 hours.

Water storage levels have dropped and actions must be taken by all customers to immediately minimize usage until temporary systems are placed into service.

The city will issue an update on the water conditions by 5 p.m. today and as needed. For further information, contact the Public Information Office at (229) 259-3548.

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  • by dARIEN Location: gA on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:48 PM
    Hey Hope I am wrong. go to and look at the farm data base and tehn tell me teh farmers are having to work more acres. Subsidies are killing the tax payers. Some are getting million a year of free money. Remember amount you see DOES NOT include what the sold crop for, only amount we gave them to farm.
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      by hope i am wrong on Apr 27, 2012 at 08:51 PM in reply to dARIEN
      yea you are right they are giveing away billions to keep them in business. but each farmer that get's it are getting a small amount. i think the problem is we are trying to feed the world. maby each country should look out for them selves.
  • by hope i am wrong Location: ga on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM
    i see farmers are clearing up 100.000's of thousands of acre's of land hear in south ga. and north florida putting down water wells to water that use to make it on farming 5000 acres are now haveing to farm 10 to 15 thousand acres to pay the bills and make a living. i think this is going to hurt or deplete the water supply.
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