Water, Gas and Light moves forward with $2 million water tower

Low pressure in some areas has caused the Water, Gas and Light board to move forward with a $2 million water tower.

The 750,000 gallon water tower is expected to solve low pressure issues that have caused some people in slightly higher elevations to not be able to flush their toilets in Northwest Albany.

WG&L Assistant General Manager Keith Goodin updated commissioners this week on the project that will be paid for in the form of a Georgia Environmental Finance Agency loan.

The loan would be paid back over a 20-year period at 1.4 percent.

The tower will go up in a wooded area directly behind the Family Worship Center on Kensington Court near the Liberty Expressway to help solve water issues for people in that area.

Construction is expected to begin in July or August.

The Albany city commission must now approve the loan.