In a milestone for Valdosta’s ongoing upgrades to its sewer system, tonight the Mayor and Council will approve the last two of 37 emergency standby generators for lift stations.
Plus three small rezonings, recommended by staff and the Planning Commission, some with conditions. Another rezoning and annexation were withdrawn by applicant because his sale fell through.
BUDGET IMPACT/FUNDING SOURCE: User Fees
HISTORY: To ensure continued sewage lift station operations during power outages and to satisfy the Georgia Environmental Protection Division requirements, the Utilities Department developed a scope of work to purchase two emergency standby generators. These generators are needed to prevent lift station failures due to power outages from storms or other unexpected causes. Several years ago, the City initiated a program to purchase standby generators or emergency standby diesel pumps for all of its existing sewage lift stations. These are the final two generators needed to complete the Program. Once they are installed, all 37 of our lift stations will have some form of dedicated emergency backup capability from generators and/or backup diesel pumps. Additionally, this will complete Condition 18 of the EPD Consent Order which requires the installation of fixed generators and/or backup pumps at all lift stations by September, 2023. Moving forward, all new City lift stations will include a dedicated emergency backup capability as part of their construction.
See below for the agenda, which does not appear to be on the City of Valdosta’s website.
The board packet,
received in response to a LAKE open records request,
is on the LAKE website.
See also the LAKE videos of the preceding Planning Commission meeting, at which the same rezonings were considered.
AGENDA OF THE VALDOSTA CITY COUNCILContinue reading
5:30 PM Thursday, March 10, 2022
CITY HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS